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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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Don your life jacket!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice boat ride to get here and interesting images. Do not recommend the light show. Surrounding rocks outcroppings add a great visual effect to the temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is on an island so 20 minute boat trip required my favourite temple in Egypt best temple for light show if you choose as extra trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Simply a must. This temple offers ample space and opportunity to walk around, enjoy the view over the Nile and let your mind dream about the times of the later pharaos. You can visit it in an hour, but do take more time. It's worth it!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Do not pass up the opportunity to visit the magnificent temp,e complex on Philae Island. The temple is in very good condition and the ferry ride over is a great bonus. Plan to spend enough time here to really appreciate the splendor of Philae.

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