The oasis is the reason that there is a city of 650,000 people here in the middle of the desert. I don’t think I have ever been at a real-life oasis. So I was curious. I found that the oasis is fenced in all around. It took me some time to find an entrance. Subsequently I found that there are many more. Outside one of the entrances, I found a strange structure.
It is criss-crossed by many paths, some of them paved and wide enough for cars to drive through. Others, however, are little more than narrow, winding dirt paths.
It is dotted by many mosques. But the one thing that is plentiful is palm trees. Specifically date palms.
I could’t find the source of the river. But I did find water flowing through some of the water channels.
Outside the oasis, on the street, it was 40 degrees Celsius. But inside the oasis, under the palm trees, it was almost cool. Even though it was 40 degrees outside, it felt more comfortable than summer in Hong Kong because it is dry here.