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Siwa Oasis is located nearly 50 km east of the Libyan border and 560 km from Cairo. It is located in a deep depression that reaches below sea level, to about −19 metres. It is surrounded by desert landscape and jagged sandstone hills.

 

France 2017  Siwa Oasis stamp

France 2017, Siwa Oasis.

The picture is taken from the dam in front of the Taziry Ecolodge in Siwa (29°13'0.72"N 25°25'23.18"E).

Taziry Ecolodge & Sustainable Village has been built at the footstep of the famous Red Mountain of Siwa, facing the magnificent White Mountain; overlooking the vast Gary Lake, and the timeless dunes of the Great Sand Sea.  


The stamp was issued in the series "Reflets - Paysages du Monde".

 

 

 

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