The largest waterwheel in Egypt is located in Basiouniya village 14 km east of Fayoum city. It rises 8 meters high and weighs more than 2 tons. This waterwheel is providing 88 feddans (37 Hectares) of cultivated lands with fresh water and its cost is 50000 EGP.
Greco-Roman town (332 BC-554AD) is located on the northeastern edge of Fayoum province not far from Karanis just 9.5 km east of it. Umm Al-Athl is the modern name for the ruins of this Ptolemaic village. Continue reading Bacchias (Kom Um El-Athl)
Um El Burigat (Place of the Towerlets) is located 30 km from Fayoum city on the southern edge of the province. It is accessible by a track from the road to Wadi El Rayan off Misr – Assiut highway, near the Sugar Factory, Qasr El Basel village. Continue reading Tebtunis (Umm El-Burigat)
The Golden Horn Island lies approximately in the middle of Lake Qaroun with an area of about 2 square kilometers. It is considered as an important fossils site in Egypt and an internationally important bird area.
The Museum of Kom Oshim is located at the entrance of the Greaco-Roman town, Karanis. The museum was built in 1974 in an area of 280 * 160 m then it was expanded with 850 * 350 m by the supreme council of Antiquities. It was opened recently as part of the Antiquities ministry’s plan to develop and re-open museums that had closed, with a view to promoting domestic and international tourism. Continue reading Kom Ushim Museum