Dachla Oasis, the ancient "Oasis Magna" has a history of some thousand years. Many relics from pharaonic, greece and roman times are there.
The oasis depression includes some towns and a lot of small villages around. You can discover much, if you take your time.
For a short trip we recommend Al Qasr with his old quarter, the brick houses and small door ways and the pottery quarter.
Not far away you find Muzawwaka, a hill with some well painted graves and the pretty temple Deir al-Haggar.
Beside many agricultural products Dachla is famous for ceramics and woven baskets.