Helwan City lies 25 km (16 miles) to the south of Cairo.
It was once Egypt's best place for thermal treatment because
of springs that pour sulfuric water and for its fascinating
Unfortunately, the industrial boom that accompanied the 1952
revolution turned the city to be a heavy industrial zone,
ending its splendor and increasing pollution.
The wax museum is near the springs at Ein
Helwan. It is small but finely illustrates Egypt's history in
wax effigies from the Pharaonic
times to the revolution. Tips are expected for the caretaker.
It is the only one in the Middle East. It has several walkways,
a lake and café. The garden has statues for Buddha
and elephants. It was once a magnificent place but neglected