at the ruins of the ancient town of Dionysus,
from which caravans used to leave for the
trek across the Western Desert to Bahariyya
Oasis, is a Ptolemaic temple to the Egyptian
crocodile god Sobek. The entire structure
is open to visitors, including the roof,
from which you can see the surrounding
area and discern the structures of Dionysus
buried under a thin layer of sand.
Daily, 9 AM – 5
Egyptian: 1 LE
Foreign: 20 LE
50% reduction for bearers of International Student ID Card
Near Qasr Qarun, west bank of Lake Qarun
in the Faiyum.
BY SERVICE TAXI (from al-Faiyum): go first
to Abshaway, then change taxis to go to
Qasr Qarun. Ask for “Ma’abd
site is not wheelchair accessible.