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Temple of Hathor at Dendera

Address: Qena, Egypt
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Qena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd, this ancient temple is one of the most intact in Egypt.
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West Sussex, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting this site. There were many layers of interest to the Temple of Hathor that made the long trip from Luxor worth while

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is an absolutely a must see in Egypt. You will be blown away by the ceiling decoration in the first hall and the temple in general is almost intact after almost 2500 years. Pity about the pestering from the "guards" who are there purely to look for tips from tourists: very annoying. Also be careful that you will be... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The scale of this gigantic site is humbling. It is really huge, and as stunning as Hathor herself. I wished I could have spent an entire week here just exploring and looking at everything. 'Bribe' the guards to let you into all of the secret passages, it's well worth it!

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Martinez, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The hypostyle hall in the front is newly cleaned and dazzling. Amazing blues - a strip was left uncleaned for comparison. It took 10 years just to clean the front hall. Don't forget to take the stairs inside the walls up to the roof. On the back wall is the only remaining image of Cleopatra VII (the famous one) in... More 

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New York
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Exquisite smaller temple dedicated to the cow goddess Hathor..... well worth a visit. Just north of Luxor.

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Perth, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

so much colour. so much love. a magical crypt, a full temple, roof temple and then a sacred lake and well. completely overwhelmed by this beautiful beautiful temple. the collection of oddments in the open courtyard include Hathor's consort - yep the little goblin dude!

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haworth
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27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

On a day trip by Taxi from Luxor we reached Dendera in about an hour and a half. Entry through the ticket office and security point was painless unlike the amount of hassle received by the shop keepers and a guy wanting to show us a video! Ticket cost was 50LE Adult and 25LE Student/Children The largest and most impressive... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

lovely trip on the boat to dendera enjoyed the visit to the temple. A very hot day take your water, its so much better when you have a guide who speaks good English our guide Admed was great

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This has to be one of the best preserved Temples on the Nile. The inside is beautifully painted, the roof is still intact, you can walk up the original staircases on to the roof, and down into the crypt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

This was my favorite site in Egypt. We arrived early and had the entire complex to ourselves for over an hour. It's a very beautiful and spiritual temple. The light was amazing early in the morning. Only part of it is restored as it has a lot of smoke damage, it will be phenomenal if they ever finish. The guards... More 

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