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Philae Island

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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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Wonderful preserved temples rescued to an island between the old and new Aswan dams. Don't miss this as it has a huge variety of interesting buildings and monuments. Worth having... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Wonderful preserved temples rescued to an island between the old and new Aswan dams. Don't miss this as it has a huge variety of interesting buildings and monuments. Worth having a cup of tea and relaxing. If arriving independently, beware of the ferrymen and rows over charges!

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

You approach this Temple by boat. It has a long history from the Pharaohs, to the Romans, to the Christians, and it is the use of the Temple by the early Christians that make it so fascinating. But the most amazing thing is that it was moved from it's original island which was submerged when the first Aswan Dam was... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

this place is known for temple and Nubian people who are nice at heart but bargain for boat rate. You can trust them and go to island to see the place with fix time as they only wait for an hours else will charge extra, hence tell them exact time for yours stay in island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The whole experience is magnificent, taking the small boat in the Nile to the island, watching many small granite rock islands in the Nile, birds, locals with their colorful customs and beautiful songs, hand made antiques, colored hats at the small port, at the island you enjoy the Philae temple, beautiful cafés and extraordinary views of the Nile. I highly... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Take as many photos as you can for yourself, the temples, surrounding islands and the Nile. The nature there is almost talking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Is an island in the Nile with beautiful landscapes and relatively preserved with beaultiful and some scratches on behalf of the Christian occupation there centuries ago.

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Cairo, Egypt
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I liked riding the feloka in the river Nile enjoying fresh air and the splendid colored stones till we reached the Great Temple of Philae. Don't miss to have 100s photos every where there.. Magnificent views. Wow..

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

the trip over the river to the island is a great start and the walk round the temple that was moved and put higher up on the island due to the dam flooding the nile worth a visit

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The island is well worth a visit for you to see not just the ancient temple but to come back in the evening for the son et lumiere.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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