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Address: Aghurmi, Siwa, Egypt

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Part of Alexander's history.

Not too much remains from the temple but it is very important place in the Alexander's history. It's better to know the story before going or if you have guide you will hear from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not too much remains from the temple but it is very important place in the Alexander's history. It's better to know the story before going or if you have guide you will hear from him. Also the people in the past used to live in a city around the temple so you will find many of their houses but almost... More 

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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

One of the two oldest oracles in the world (the other is in Dodona, Greece), it is famous for informing Alexander the Great that he was the Son of Amun. The temple is not as exotic as other major monuments in Egypt, but may be more important than most. The ancient people of Siwa were called Ammonians. They are discussed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The home of the Ancient Oracle of Amun and where Alexander the Great traveled to find out his fate. I read in an earlier review that a 'ruin is a ruin, is a ruin', which made me laugh, and reminded me of the USA Basketball team on a trip to China and taken to the Great Wall. They refused to... More 

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Cairo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

a huge part of the temple is destroyed but the place itself holds a great importance for those interested in history and monuments.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It is the key for all Alexander the great's life and victories. The place where the god Amoun guided Alexander to reach it after he was lost in the desert and then he (Amoun) told him a three main expectations about the future which happened exactly, and also he announced Alexander as his son. Make sure you hear the full... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It's the iconic temple that Alexander the Great visited it, it's amazing how you can see entire siwa from above, the entire panorama from there will blow your mind! Take some fruits and a drink and have a rest there in the shade, before you complete your hike back to Shali! P.s you will find a lot of kids around... More 

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Dordogne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This gave me quite a buzz, in terms of remains of temples in Egypt there are many older and more impressive, but in a strange way this is quite a point in history

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Giza, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A 360 view all over Siwa from the top of the temple, you will feel the refreshing air flooding all over you with the wonderful view of the palm trees surrounding you and all over the horizon! You will also have the chance to visit a pharaohs tomb at one stage of the mountain. Please don't skip it...

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We walked to the temple en route to Cleopatra's Spring. It's pretty cool when it appears on the horizon as you walk towards it, and seeing as it is built on top of a hill/mountain it seems even more impressive when you're on the road that curves at its base. The villages en route were interesting, yet the children who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

If you are visiting Siwa this is an absolute must. This is such an old temple and is just amazing. I enjoyed the most amazing experience here. The views are spectacular, the village surrounding the temple is great to see and the children are friendly and will come and chat to you.

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