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Description: The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island...
The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was submerged upon construction of the High Dam in the 1960s.
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Temple of Isis at Philae, Aswan

One of the most beautiful places you can visit, where's history, romance and beauty are waiting for you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful places you can visit, where's history, romance and beauty are waiting for you.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

History is what I adore, I visited all temples and museums in both Luxor and Aswan, I enjoyed it a lot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

On this island, you will have the chance to visit the Philae temple which is quite beautiful and well preserved. This is definitely the best attraction to visit in Aswan. Try to make sure to arrive at the entrance of the site with other visitors so that you can negotiate the boat trip all together, it will be definitely cheaper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Temple of Philae, which lies on this island is not at its original location. They have rebuilt it on this island, which in itself is amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well worth a visit. Not on the original island due to rising water levels but this in itself is something to be impressed with you would never know they had been moved and it has been done brilliantly. Exciting for me personally as I found an etching of my (very Irish) surname on one of the walls! Very magical place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I came here in March for our 17th anniversary. This temple was one of our favorites that we visited on an 8-day tour. While this temple was mainly from the time of the Ptolemaic dynasty and not as old as other temples, it is still very beautiful. Similar to the Temple of Ramses at Abu Simbel, this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very funny trip to the island. You go in a boat for 5 min (you have to pay a fee). The temple is very beautiful and the little market next to it is lovable, due to its spices, teas and drinks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When in Aswan, do not miss a trip to the Philae Temples. They are not on the original islands because of the Aswan High Dam, but they have been rebuilt on another island just as they were in their original location. Well worth the visit!

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A nice island and a very interesting place. Worth the visit but not as amazing as some of the historic sites nearby

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

No tour to Egypt is complete without visiting Philae Island - such a beautiful place steeped in Egyptian History. Too good to miss - thoroughly recommend the visit

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