El Fayoum its very close to Cairo and the river Nile, it had a very important history over thousnds years in Egypt, its a verg big depression in teh western desert, when the River Nile overflods into that depression, the lakes & natural canals become full by water, in Egypt was konw as (the garden of Egypt) due to the vegetables, fruits & dates caming from that oasis.
The lower & upper lake became very impotrant because of its abundance wildlike and the birds imgration duranig the winter / fall. Fayiom also has many archelogical sites: Qasr Qaroun from the ptolomaic period, Beit El Sagha an ancient temple on the north lake dating back to the meddle kingdom it wad dedicated to god Sobek the Crocodile. There are many Pyramids around the desert of EL Fayoum but all are in a bed condition: Lahun & Hawara Pyramids.
The visitors can enjoy sepnd the time at el Fayoum oasis visiting the Lake of Qaroun, riding the felucca at Wadi Rayan wterfalls valley, doing safari jeep 4x4 on the sand dunes, going to Wadi El Hittan, visit the gelogical Museum, can also have a beduin lunch there at the camp, sandboarding, spend a night at Tunis village the (pottery village).