Introducing El Fayoum
Many tourists are drawn to the pulse of Cairo. But drive two hours south, and El Fayoum will stop you in your tracks. This palm tree-peppered city punctuates the landscape, its vast lakes dazzling against the desert. Its earliest inhabitants settled in 4,000 BC. But there was life long before then, displayed in the city’s small, yet significant historical sites. Today, it’s a city that wears its heritage on its sleeve, while luxury hotels bring El Fayoum firmly up to date.