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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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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The best of upper Egypt after Abu Simbel

The whole journey is an unique experience, very different form Cairo or ALexandria. Nubian market leading to a ferry - boatride on Nile , reaching the Philae island, the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The whole journey is an unique experience, very different form Cairo or ALexandria. Nubian market leading to a ferry - boatride on Nile , reaching the Philae island, the beautiful temple, awesome views. Very exotic , very aweinpiring and the history ! Should devote ample time on this one.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went in the daytime on a trip and then back in the evening which I thought was a bit odd. But it was like anothere place at night. The light show was fantastic with a narrative booming out by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. A trip to remember

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I visited during the day and at night - both are worthwhile but is you only do one I'd suggest the evening - walking through the temple while hearing the story of Isis, Osiris et al as it lights up then watching the whole temple light up before a trip on the boat back to shore is a special experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Amazing and well worth a visit & you can use your camera everywhere. You arrive by boat which just adds to the mystery.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This was a lovely sail in a motor launch to Philae and the Temple is most interesting. Our guide Sherif was very knowledgeable about the story within. In the late afternoon we had to don the life jackets again to see the evening light show. The Nubian people are very happy and the sellers don't pester too much!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Fantastic Philae Temple moved as part of the UNESCO Restoration project. On a small island it is beautiful

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Its worth going to the temple and see how they relocated the temple stone by stone. The architecture is same as all the temples of egypt but the location is one of a kind.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wow, the sound an light show in Philae temple was awesome. Although the ear pieces were faulty, we had lots of fun and learnt a lot. A downside to the trip was that the sails men on the boats were too greedy and wanted to start a fight with us. Also the area was not taken cared of, what a... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You take a ferry from Aswan to the Island and this temple has it all. The bas relief in the Holy of Holies is amazing. Our tour guide was Abdul and he was the best! We bought some Nubian souvenirs at the place where you dock the boat. The trip was well worth it!

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just love everything Egyptian!!! I am blown away with my dream holiday.....I shall be a great Ambassadress for Egypt!!!!

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

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