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Address: Qena, Egypt
Description: 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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I was in a business trip to Qena and had the opportunity to visit with a college. Really no words can describe how beautiful the place is and the greatness of old builders and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was in a business trip to Qena and had the opportunity to visit with a college. Really no words can describe how beautiful the place is and the greatness of old builders and how humble modern man is who simply can't build such great buildings with all technology he has. At Hathor temple, won't find any rude security and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of the most 'complete' temples in Egypt and is simply stunning. It is dedicated to the goddess Hathor and is mainly Ptolomaic in origin. The colours inside the the hypostyle hall are breathtaking and the capitals at the top of the pillars depict the goddess in her human form, but with cow ears! Much of the roof... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This temple is simply fantastic. It's absolutely worth the trip from Luxor. You will be amazed at its beauty. It is one of those places you have to see with your own eyes: the colours, the exquisite columns, the whole site practically only to yourself... a masterpiece. Visit it, you will not regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

There is so much to see in Egypt!!! And this is definitely one of the places to visit. Thanks to our guide from Kensington Tours, we learned quite a bit about the temple, who built it, why, the festivals, and who used to live here over the ages. Hathor Temple is known for the colours on the walls and ceiling.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

One of the most complete temples in Egypt the reliefs have recently been cleaned and the colours are amazing a fantastic mornings excursion

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The last Temple on the Thomson "Nile Legacy" schedule, and in some ways the best. Well north of Luxor, & for the time being pretty much off the established tourist circuit, this temple to the goddess Hathor, goddess of love, joy & beauty is indeed a joy to behold. It is very well preserved, and you can wend your way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The hypostyle hall (the hall with the gigantic columns with the face of Hathor at the tops) was gorgeous! The colors are breathtaking -- you can't believe how vivid the colors still are after 3000+ years. This was one of my favorite places we saw in Egypt (and we were there for 2 weeks and had a private guide take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Unlike Luxor and Karnak the ceilings are still in place at this temple meaning that a lot of the colourful decoration has not been faded by the sunlight. Unfortunately a number of the reliefs were defaced when the temple was use as a Christian place of worship. The ceilings once blackened by soot from fires has been partially restored. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The final temple of a 'First Choice' Nile cruise itinery that was awesome.... stunning detail and colour in the temple, with access to the only higher level temple and the recently located (2006) crypt. stunning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Sailed there the first day on the cruise. Scenic river cruise from Luxor on the Oberio Zahra. Take the 7 days cruise to have enough time to see things at a leisure pace. Amazing structure and engineering feat. Big impression when you enter.

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Address: Qena, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Qena Governorate  >  Qena

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