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Waterwheels in Al Faiyum

Bahr Sinnuris, Al Fayyum, Egypt
+20 100 191 8549
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Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
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24 Dec 2017
“Not worth getting out of the car for”
20 Sep 2017
“Disappointing attraction”
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Bahr Sinnuris, Al Fayyum, Egypt
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+20 100 191 8549
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We parked right by the waterwheels in the center of Faiyoum, it was very disappointing with the plastic pipes and other plastic structure to the wheels that made them look so unauthentic. Do not bother with these as there are several others in Faiyoum that...More

Thank KenDebley
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We spent an hour searching for these waterwheels and were surprised to find it on the main street, close to stores and market. We asked twice to confirm that this the attraction we are after. We took couple of photos over there however the doesn't...More

Thank Ayman H
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Good and perfect view but a lot of unclean places with people with no respect to clean places. Hope to have more cleaning persons to remove thrush and keep places clean

Thank amy n
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

dont even think to waste a minute to stop there, its absolutely rubbish, no parking spot, you will be in middle of main streets traffic, very poor site

Thank MohammedKhaled
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

There is no need to see this "landmark", dirty water, no real place to stop and see, just not worth the time.

Thank TheAmados
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

one of best famus things in fayoum located in fayoum city and there are many water wheels in fayoum but in different places

1  Thank Alcaponi F
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Reviewed 9 January 2015

The waterwheels are not working and the lake around it is full with rubbish not recomednded and waste of time and money.

1  Thank Omar A
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

Amazing water wheels more than 2000 years old.smart way of lifting water to high cultivation areas using the water current push power. Don`t like the neglection of these water wheels in unprepared places not ready to receive visitors.

1  Thank Mohamedegy
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This is my home town. When we went there the first time I didn't expect much but then I read the famous book "The Alchemist" & I actually went there. I would say the government REALLY should take more care of this BEAUTIFUL & historical...More

1  Thank MaiChan1988
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

These water wheels are really something from the past. They use something called Aadous to carry the water up. They disappeared in all of Egypt except here, and they the only ones that still move water in the very old traditional way. There more than...More

1  Thank Sherif S
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