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The Black Mountain in Bahariya Oasis


The "Black Desert" in the Bahariya Oasis is one of Egypt and the world's largest natural resorts, composed of mountains of volcanic rocks spread like an islands' archipelago.


The Black Mountains lie between the Farafra White Desert and the marine oasis, but they are closer to the sea oasis than to Farafra Oasis, while they administratively follow the new valley, approximately 50 kilometers from Bawiti Maritime Oasis.

It was named after this because of the presence of a layer of black powder that covers this desert, and the presence of black-covered rocks and mountainous peaks, and it was a result of rock erosion. It is a desert of rocky, black hills and raging hills, which enjoy charming magical vistas, particularly on sunrise and sunset and lunar nights, Appear That desert as an oil painting of an eco-resort in the desert.

In 2010, after discovering the second-largest dinosaur structure in the world near the mountains of Dest and the border of the Black Desert in an area adjacent to Bwiti, the government declared the Black Desert and the Marine Oasis regions national reserves, due to their abundance and biological diversity, a global scientific zone.

The Black Mountains are linked to many historic events dating back to Egypt's British conquest, including "the English Mountain" named after English forces concentrated there during the British occupation of the Oasis, and the ruins at its top are dating back to the time of the First World War. It contains basalt stones and is one of the volcanic rocks which indicate an old volcanic activity in the area, and it is at an altitude of 200 m. The mountain distinguishes itself by its blacktop. The significance of the British mountain site lies in the marine oasis in the center of the urban range.


There is also a new highway, a modern road that makes simple the White Desert tour from Cairo to the north of the White Desert, an area with crayons created each year during the sand storms, where people love to take pictures. There are a number of thrilling Cairo day tours that can cross the oasis as well as the White and the Black Desert, but this is sure to be a long journey.

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