When you want a break from the hustle and bustle of Cairo, Al Fayoum is a great place to get away from it all. A desert oasis just 80 kilometers southwest of Cairo, Al Fayoum is home to several interesting installations that are part of ancient Egypt lore and current times alike. Visit the water wheels used to irrigate the land and The Pyramid of Amenemhat III at Hawara, a pharaoh who reigned during the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt. Marvel at the beauty of the third largest lake in Egypt: the picturesque Lake Qarun. A city rich in history, it is well off the beaten path for most travelers. This gives you the chance to explore the oldest city in Egypt without crowds.
The mud bricks Hawara Pyramid built by Amenmhat III in the 12th dynasty. The name of the Pyramid refer to the village of Hawara where it was built.