The Siwa oasis measures 9 to 28km in width and 80km in length. It is covered to a large extent by palm date and olive tree plantations. To the west of the oasis lies the Siwa lake, a saltwater lake extending over 7 x 5km. Fatna island is a former island which was merged with the mainland after the lake had been partially drained. On Fatna island there is a cafe and a souvenir shop. It's a good place where to wait for the sunset. Cleopatra's bath is a rock pool with greenish water fed by a natural hot spring.
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