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Major Activities In Al Fayoum

Adding to the many attractions this amazing city offers to travelers still, there are many activities an adventurous traveler can enjoy. Here is your short list.

Stop by Tunis & Visit The Pottery School

No, we’re not referring to the capital of Tunisia. It happens that North Africa has more than one city named Tunis, although the Tunis in Egypt is more of a village. Renowned for being a center of nice pottery art as well as a destination of choice for artists and philosopher, Tunis is a pleasure to visit with its countryside setting and relative silence. Although there are a couple of modern-styled mud brick buildings, that’s about as much urbanization as you’ll get in Tunis.

This academy was the brainchild of Evelyne Porret, a Swiss artist. It was created in the 1970s and dedicated to the training of children and adults alike in the art of pottery. It is difficult to decide on which is more attractive, the works of arts done by the students of the school, or the architecture of the school itself as both are quite picturesque and are sure to appeal to the aesthetic sense of every visitor.

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Visit Al-Fayoum Art Center

It’s only fair that we give you a heads up that most of the inscriptions here are in Arabic, so you might not exactly feel at home if you don’t dig the language. But apart from that, this is a place you really should visit if only for the beautiful paintings and cartoons about the Egyptian political space. It’s run by Mohamed Abla, a painter who trains interested students and also invites artists both locally and from outside the country to give classes as well.

Updated On April 20, 2020