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Philae Island

Address: Aswan, Egypt
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Aswan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Islands, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was submerged upon...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Islands, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Brno, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The island itself is beautiful especially during sun set..... but I had a really damaged mood after negotiating and arguing with the providers of the boat transport. The transport to the island is NOT inculded in the ticket price and you need to pay expensive price for a boat if you are not travelling at least in a group of... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Impressive monument, many pieces of knowledge gained than expected. wonderful landscape. Merge of Pharaohs and Greek style

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The little boat ride across was fun. We went both at day time and returned for the evening light and sound show. Both brilliant but the night was just wonderful.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is part of the cruise ships' excursion programme and it is worth every minute spent on the island. The mix of cultures revealed by the structures - Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Christian and Islamic - is amazing and can only add to a person's insight and understanding.

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Cairo, Egypt
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I took a cab for 80 le from the hotel area"od cataract" to the area where u take a boat for another 85 le for ur family ir group. They charge foreigners 100, 150 le. Both charges are for a round trip. If the taxi leaves there is no way of getting back so make sure it is a round... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Definitely one of the best Temples of Egypt , associated with the worship of the Cult of Isis. Easy access from Aswan and a very enjoyable boat ride on the Nile

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Rio de Janeiro
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I loved the temple. It was my first temple in Egypt and I found it great. It is well preserved. My guide was great, too, and I learned a lot with my visit to Philae Temple (for Godess Isis). The temple had another location originally, but due to the High Dam, it needed to be transported to where it is... More 

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Kangra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The story of Goddess Isis and her son, Horus, ia fascinating. It it seen in all temples built in ancient Egyptian temples.

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cairo
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The motor boat always try to cheat there. The government fixed price for motor boat is 85EGP(as for Oct 2014) but they asked for more as usual so I had to ask tourist police to talk to them ! It is a beautiful temple and worth visiting. Location itself is very different from ones in Luxor.

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Houston, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was a fascinating stop. It is an amazing place with multi layers of history. The birds around the island were beautiful. The people of Aswan are warm and friendly. I would put this one on your list of temples to visit.

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