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Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan), Giza

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Ruin
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  • The valley of the whales reveals a whole unknown side the Egypt. A cost to the history centre and a walk through, is a great way to experience yet another face of Egypt. 
    The valley of the whales reveals a whole unknown side the Egypt. A cost to the history centre and a walk through, is a great way to experience yet another face of Egypt.  more »
  • Loved everything about this trip. It’s a way to travel but the scenery is spectacular and the historic significance is compelling. The village of Tunis about hour and half from the whales is also... 
    Loved everything about this trip. It’s a way to travel but the scenery is spectacular and the historic significance is compelling. The village of Tunis about hour and half from the whales is also...  more »
  • The place is so amazing, a little bit off-beaten from the service but it gives you the energy to feel the old creatures that have once lived there. 
    The place is so amazing, a little bit off-beaten from the service but it gives you the energy to feel the old creatures that have once lived there.  more »
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  • A very well designed and interesting small museum and then a clearly marked walking route around the various fossils in the desert. The slight breeze made this bearable but on a hot day it would be challenging. Bring water! The place is fascinating and well worth a visit.
  • The fossil remnants of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti, can be found at Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in Egypt's Western Desert. The development of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a prior life as a land-based species is one of the key stories of evolution represented by these fossils. This is the world's most important site for demonstrating this stage of evolution. It beautifully depicts the shape and vitality of these whales as they change. The quantity, quality, and accessibility of such fossils, as well as their location in a beautiful and protected area, are all unique. The youngest archaeocetes, in the latter stages of losing their hind limbs, are depicted in Al-fossils. Hitan's Other fossils in the area
  • Fascinating site with numerous whale fossils visible on the surface. We reached this UNESCO World Heritage Site by driving 20+ miles across the desert. There is a small, well-done museum that explains the history of the area.
  • Great camping site and a beautiful place for pictures and hikes . It's best at night where you can see the stars.
  • It's great experience for me to see such thing for the first time, it's great

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