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Philae Island

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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was...

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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Day tour from a Nile Cruuse

A beautiful place to visit. ..very interesting and enchanting. The sound and light show at night was a special experience under the starlight.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. ..very interesting and enchanting. The sound and light show at night was a special experience under the starlight.

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Thank Jillnalder
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure your guide tells you the story of how they moved the Temple after the Dam was built, that in itself is awesome but then just walk through and pay close attention to the details.

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Thank Laura T
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You cannot miss visiting Philae if you are at aswan. If you are going by yourself from aswan , you should take a taxi, then buy a ticket (make sure to have change), then you take a boat (either private or with a group and with another fees) to the island. Make sure to wear a comfortable shoes, have a... More 

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Thank Yasmine S
Egypt
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not big one but amazing its on the small iland and its not far from the center of city the tour inside the temple alwaise take an hour

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Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit! Be prepared though, as you pay a taxi to get there, pay an entrance fee, then pay a water taxi... after all of which you visit a temple several people use as a latrine? 2,500 years of history being peed on??? Garbage abounded, lack of resspect followed closed behind, yet it is still worth observing the attention... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Island and different temples are absolutely stunning. But in order to get there you need to haggle first for the boat - you should be finished with all the parts of the temple within 1 h and the boat ride should not cost you more than 100 Egyptian Pounds

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Wilson, Wyoming
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40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Philae Island and Temple of Philae is another situation where the Temple was recused from the rising waters from the dam, and reconstructed on a lovely island. You access the Island via powerboats, so you have a lovely short cruise to and from, and then can marvel at the Temple as you contemplate the amazing effort that went into moving... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extraordinary island with magnificent temple. Really worth a visit, and a boat trip round it is definitely recommended.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first temple on our Egypt trip. Of course not comparable to Luxor or Abu Simbel, but still stunning

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Thank CaterCarlo
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61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a reallocated temple due to the rising water after building the First Dam, still impressive island/temple, more recent than others but still nice. the motor boat to the island provides nice 360 view of the island

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