In the east of El Dakhla Oasis lies the Village of Balat which was built during the Mamaluke and Turkish Eras. It comprises a large settlement with a palace, administrative buildings, as well as a number of tombs. The word 'Balat' refers to the seat of the Pharaonic rulers of the Oasis, especially in the Old and Middle Kingdoms. Balat EL-Faraoneya Tombs consists of 5 Mastaba-styled tombs dating back to the Fourth Dynasty, to the reign of Kings Pepi I and Pepi II.
In Al-Qasr, in the city of Mut, the capital of El-Dakhla Oasis, stands the Ethnographic Museum which features various handicrafts of the oasis such as rugs, dresses, baskets, statuettes, and photos. All these various works vividly demonstrate the daily life of the inhabitants of the oasis.