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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 boat trip to see the temple at Philae is great fun as the boats belong to the Nubian community who were displaced from their homeland when the Nasser Dam was built. Philae was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The boat trip to see the temple at Philae is great fun as the boats belong to the Nubian community who were displaced from their homeland when the Nasser Dam was built. Philae was moved to a higher island and is wonderfully situated between the old and new Aswan dams. It is a very graceful Grecian temple who copied the... More 

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Newhaven East Sussex England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very good condition throughout, and the story is easily followed through the cartouche and hieroglyphics. An almost complete kiosk is a feature.

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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It wasn't quite what I was expecting. Plenty of trees but lots of litter about and the toilets were disgusting . The traders were very pushy as well

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is the island that the Temple of Philae was moved to as part of the dam building - its actually not the island of that name as this was the name of the island it was moved from. This temple is a topic elsewhere in TA and is like many others - a double up. If TA could resolve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A short boat trip gets you to the island where the temple is now- it was moved because of flooding. Once there you cannot believe how big it was- same as all the other temples... fabulous photo opportunities. A hassle free shop and a lovely cafe that sold really nice mugs of coffee....and twinkies!! what is that all about??

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fascinating and beautiful on it's own island with many interesting features you need a guide to show you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

The Philae Temple is the main attraction in Aswan. The original temple had been flooded several times. In order to prevent its damage, especially during the construction of The Aswan Dam, the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project dismantled the temple and reassembled it on the Agilkia Island. A short boat ride will take you there where you will see the beauty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was nice to go there and visit , spent a few hours in the island ,and took a boat ride back . there is history everywhere in egypt and so is Philae Island

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I think this is one of the temples that was moved due to flooding. it is beautiful and as its on an island it is peaceful . You cant help be amazed at how it was all build and how wealthy they must have been

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Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

journey to island was enjoyable and the history behind the temple itself amazing..Carving and the structural arrangement of columns and walls show how serious workers they were.

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