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Shali Fortress

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Address: Old Town Hill, Siwa 51714, Egypt

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historical place

really i love it . you can see all city from that place because it higher than city really love it so much

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Roza R
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

really i love it . you can see all city from that place because it higher than city really love it so much

Thank Roza R
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The experience was great and whenever you go to Siwa, this place is a must go! Its story is very interesting and the view from the top is awesome.

Thank Gee G
Cairo, Egypt
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Takes a little to find your way to the entrance of the Fortress but once you are there there is a LOT to climb on and to discover. There are no inscriptions or even recognizable buildings but this is a cool place to visit and to climb around.

Thank Steven W
Alexandria, Egypt
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

So much fun to go there and see how anceint people were living their houses and how there lived their lives ,it was really great we enjoyed it lot <3

Thank Emmy G
Cairo, Egypt
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85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Historic fortress.. Just in the heart of downtown.. Shali in old Siwa means “City or Town” .. when you climb up to the top you can see all of Siwa here.. fascinating view >> all the palm trees & salt lake & houses of Siwa Going down you will find the hand crafts shops with colorful simple goods – very... More 

Thank RFaroukEGY
Cairo, Egypt
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Siwa oasis hosted for millennia a very isolated oasis community with its own distinctive culture and language. It was only after a pave road was built from Marsa Matrouh to Siwa in the 1970s that the isolation rapidly reduce. Shali Fortress, as all traditional Siwa housing, was built with kharshef, a mix of clay and salt which is unique building... More 

Thank Kees H
Cairo, Egypt
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Delightful view from a stunning historic sight. By Day you can see all of Siwa and by night the starry night from up there is breathtaking.

1 Thank marwankandil13
Alexandria, Egypt
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

What more can you say? It's a very old fortress yet interesting for ruins-enthusiasts. If you care about small details and ancient stuff you will like it but bring some head cover as the sun will burn.

1 Thank Ali A
Baumholder, Germany
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

This fortress held all the people of the area at one time, but with heavy rainfall more than a hundred years ago, houses began to crumble since they are made of eereegh, a mixture of mud and salt. On a clear day, of which there is plenty in Siwa, you can take the steps off the right side of albaab-n... More 

Thank Nathan K
Kluang, Malaysia
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212 reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

Although this fortress is in disintegration , it is a fascinating sight same as the one in Morocco. It was built from kershef( salt rocks).

Thank HRS_6

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