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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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A wonderful experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Farnborough
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Philae is worth the visit - but we HATED the way you first buy an entry ticket, and then have to negotiate a price for a boat to use your ticket! We tried to bargain, but they simply refused to negotiate a sensible price - or negotiate at all - we've been to Egypt before and we don't mind being... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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121 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

you get a boat from Nubian people there to go through the Nile between the old and new Aswan dam to get to this island which now hosts the temple after it had been transferred from the old philae island to egilica island during building the high dam, through your boat trip you enjoy the stunning views of granite rocks... More 

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Perthshire
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited Philae on a stormy day when the desert blew in, closing roads and reminding us of how narrow the Nile Valley is and how close the desert. It made it easy to understand why the temples has been buried for so long. Philae was dramatic surrounded by choppy water and swirling sand.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The boat ride to the Island is beautiful, the sites are well worth the fee and taxi to get there. Our total cost from Aswan Cornish "Isis Paramisa dock" was 270 Egyptian Le for two people. That includes taxi return, entrance fee and Felluca fee. 35 USD total

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Out of this world. Beautiful historic site. Even without context or guide book this is an amazing place. The bargaining with the ferry man was a bit annoying (don't pay more than USD 20), but still worth the hassle. A short USD 20 taxi drive from Aswan city centre.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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