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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, Cultural
Owner description: Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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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New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Kent, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

There is lots to explore here. Make sure you have plenty of battery life in you camera as the photo opportunities are plentiful. The crypt is quite tight to get in and is not recommended for those who have a fear of enclosed spaces but spend the time to see as much as you can.

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Ayrshire, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I visited this temple in June 2014 which was arranged by Horus of Egypt Tours with tour guide Mohamed Nazeer. It took about 1 1/2 hours by private taxi (Mamduh is an excellent taxi driver especially through the busy town areas) but with lots of different scenery to look at, plus interesting facts about the various towns, the journey passed... More 

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braunton
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This temple is amazing a must see And very quiet at the moment our group had place to ourselves The paintings on roof so beautiful and only temple over two floors

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Absolutely amazing historic site, a must see for all those temple lovers. The crypt is well worth a visit but don't break your neck getting down there.

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