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Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd, this...

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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Well worth the extra journey

one of the most complete and decorated temples, it is well worth visiting, even though it's a little off the usual routes. It also complements a visit to Horus' temple in Edfu as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

one of the most complete and decorated temples, it is well worth visiting, even though it's a little off the usual routes. It also complements a visit to Horus' temple in Edfu as there were joint celebrations of these two gods. The temple's carvings are very well preserved and we had an excellent Abercrombie & Kent guide to explain them... More 

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

-one of the most beautiful , Amazing temples i ever saw in Egypt .. definitely on Must see list -the trip from Luxor is comfortable about 50 KM away

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Thank Heba_El-Kharboutly
Gold Coast, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This temple is the most magnificent and outstanding example of Egyptian architecture that I saw in my 18 day trip to Egypt and I visited over 20 temples. It is iconic. It is almost as it was nearly 2500 years ago. I want to express my thanks to Ramaside tours and Peter Tanagho for making this possible. Peter is a... More 

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Thank markm4294
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Amazing temple full of colors inside of it. Not in many temples you can have this. Useful information: if you are travelling alone without any company you can do it but police will care about you and ask many questions so be prepared. You can arrive from Cairo by train or bus to Qena. Then take bus to balyana and... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is the most complete temple in Egypt. As such, it allows you to make much better sense of the other temples- we visited Luxor both before and after- and, on the trip after, we were much better able to 'picture' how Luxor would have been when it was complete. This makes the day-trip from Luxor (about 90 mins each... More 

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This temple had everything: columns, hieroglyphs, vivid paint, underground tunnels, and a rooftop accessible to tourists. The five people in my group and our guide were literally the only people there other than the caretakers. It felt more like an adventure than other temples because there were no crowds and you actually got to duck down and crawl through tunnels.... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Dendera is the palce wer Hathor supposedly gave birth to Horus's child Ihy. The temple is remarkably intact. This is a ptolomeic temple with a magnificent Hipostyle Hall with phenomenal Hathor headed columns and a colorful (mainly blue) astronomical ceiling with Ra sailing his sacred barque through the sky and the sun lightning the temple of Dendera. The Roman Mammisi... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was our third holiday in Egypt this year and the first time we have had the chance to travel to Dendera. Because of the lack of tourists in Egypt at the moment there were very few people there so plenty of time to look around. The temple is well worth a visit as structurally it is very well preserved.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

You can see hieroglyphs in perfect condition in their original colors! A few L.E. tip you can go to treasure cellar. Very quied temple! Before recesion 3000 tourists per day - now less than 100!!!

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Thank Damian94
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I had the rare privilege to enter the crypt to marvel at the unbelievable heiroglyphs. They simply stunned me. The Zodiac disc at the top of the temple is also an amazing and the paint on some of the carvings is still there! I would not have had the same experience had I not visited the temple of Hathor.

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