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Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi

Address: Aghurmi, Siwa, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Siwa
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Alexandria, Egypt
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

but not much to see. go with a guide if you can. it helps to know a bit about Alexander the Great............

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Nokomis, Florida
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169 reviews 169 reviews
68 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

OK, I am an anthropologist so 'ruins' get me, but this one is fun, because it lets you see how the priests manipulated the visitors. You can see how the priests got the oracle to 'speak', and how the offerings 'disappeared'. I don't know whether Alexander the Great was fooled, but I was entertained!

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VA
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181 reviews 181 reviews
116 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

It's a ruin. There isn't much there but the view of the desert. If you have never seen a ruin or a desert, fine. I have seen much better ruins in much better places. Siwa was a waste of time.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2008

This is a small Temple built in the Graeco Roman Period - It's wisdom was so sought after that Alexander the Great made a special trip out there to consult the Oracle and gain answers to some of his questions. The Temple is situated on the top of a hill, and is quite small by Egyptian standards, comprising three sanctuaries... More 

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