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“Go with a guide during the day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Edfu Sound and Light Show

Edfu Sound and Light Show
Edfu Temple, Edfu 0097, Egypt
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Edfu
Type: Other, Performances
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Owner description: Sound and Light Edfu Temple tells the story of the god Horus, using the latest technology in sound and light, and will be open in April 2010.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Go with a guide during the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We were on a tour with a guide and this stop was part of our Nile cruise component which was much easier than the felucca/overland version the other half of our party did. Caleche was absolutely scary and felt very unsafe with horses in poor condition, mainly in order to extract baksheesh. The temple of Horus is simply amazing. Totally loved it. Fabulous entrance, loved the statues of Horus at the front of the temple, the little side temple with Nut on the ceiling, the engraved silver boat in the inner chamber and the carvings down the stairs; excellent.

Visited January 2012
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“Visit during the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We did not visit at night but we visited Edfu temple very early one morning as part of our Nile Cruise. We went to another Sound and Light show and you can give it a skip here as you wont see all the beautiful hieroglyphics at night. We drove through town on a horse and carriage. Generallly, the horses I saw were in decent shape but I assume it depends on that specific owner. The carriage driver was a Nubian man and showed us a lot of places of interest on the way to the site. The little town where they live is very poor.

The temple:
This was a spectacular sight! The front walls are so large and the carvings amazing! There is a beautiful inner courtyard and then when you walk ahead you enter the actual temple. There is still some original colour left on some ceilings. Amazingly enough, this temple was hidden completely on the sand before they excavated it. The hieroglyphics are beautiful. There are a few hidden areas to so take a proper look around. I managed to get some amazing photos here.

There is a coffee shop on-site - try the turkish coffee! Yum! There are stores to but we visited very early before any of them were open and it was really nice as no-one harrassed us to buy anything.

Very impressie sight!

TIPS:
- Visit with a guide
- The area is flat so it is suitable for elderly people
- Temple cats make for nice photos
- Visit early before the stores open in order to avoid being harrassed (we went at about 6:30am)

Visited December 2011
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“Speechless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

When I chosen the word speechless to describe the sound and light show at Edfu temple coz that’s exactly how you will fell once you have seen this show. The management of the sound and light show in Edfu (as I know Mr. Esam) done everything to make sure that you will have a nice evening
The technology they use to put this show together and the information about the temple and Hours fight with his uncle and the reason behind it. It’s all together made it a life time experience for me
Educational & Modern & breath taking show

When you go to the next stage of the show pass the little door make sure you stand in the middle as there is so many cool

When you go to the next stage of the show pass the little door make sure you stand in the middle as there are so many cool lazier lights
If you staying in a cruise ship just ask the reception if it available or not as I don’t think it’s every day
As for the language they already have multi language radios you can ask for it with your ticket

Visited October 2011
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“Best Preserved Temple in Egypt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

We went to the Temple but not the Sound and Light Show. That being said, it was spectacular. With the lack of tourists we had the place virtually to ourselves. We went as part of our Nile River Cruise. The temple is consecrated to Horus, the Falcon god. This version of the temple was built in 327 B.C.E. by Ptolemy III over a previous temple built for Thutmosis III by Imhotep. Parts of this temple were even constructed up to Cleopatra's time. The Great Hypostyle Hall takes your breath away. There is a lesser Hypostyle Hall and many courtyards, plus the granite statue of Horus with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. An historian's paradise.

We had to reach it from the river by calesh, a horse drawn buggy they use for taxis. Apparently, motorized taxis do not exist there as the calesh drivers have a monopoly on getting the tourists around. Make sure you negotiate for the roundtrip fare before you go. If you are with a tour, let the guide handle it and wait for your calesh driver to take you back. Usually he is there waiting. Rush hour gridlock with horse carriages, donkey carts, donkeys, cars, and trucks was hilarious. Go with the flow.

Visited November 2011
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“Edfu temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We visit the Edfu temple but not the sound and light show. But is was amazing, you just have to see it. It's the biggest and best preserved temple.

Visited November 2011
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