While you're in Wadi Natrun, do not forget to visit the ancient Coptic monasteries of Paromeos (also called Baramous) and Saint Bishoy and the biggest natural wonder of the valley, Ain el-Hamra, meaning "the red source"; a freshwater source pouring directly into a saltwater lagoon.
Wadi Natrun is located 100 km northwest of Cairo in the Western Desert. The only way to get there is by car or by bus. West Delta Buses leave every hour from the Heliopolis station.
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