WADI EL RAYAN WATERFALLS
el Rayan waterfalls are Egypt’s largest waterfalls. It is situated on the
southwest of Fayoum city. It was assigned as a protected area in 1989 to preserve
its biological, geological, and cultural resources.
nature reserve includes seven parts which are upper lake, lower lake, el Rayan
springs, el Rayan falls, el Modawara mountain, el Rayan mountain, and the
valley of the whales.
Rayan falls link between the upper lake and the lower lake. The artificial two
lakes are mainly created to draw off the excess water from Fayoum oasis. The
Rayan falls are Considered the country’s only waterfalls.
The Rayan springs are
located at the south of the lower lake surrounded by the Rayan mountain. Also,
the Modawara mountain is placed nearby the lower lake.
needed to find an alternative to cover the waste and wadi el Rayan was their
best choice. In 1974, They carried off a channel and tunnel through the desert
from the western side of Fayoum to the large, dry area of Wadi El Rayan.
wildlife at Wadi el Rayan is what distinguishes the reserve along with the
fossils and cultural heritage. About 15 different species of wild animals live
in the reserve such as white deer, Egyptian deer, fink fox, sand fox and wolves.
As well as several species of hawk.