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Abydos

Al Balyana | El-Balyana, Sohag, Egypt
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“ramses ii” (11 reviews)
“long drive” (7 reviews)
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Al Balyana | El-Balyana, Sohag, Egypt
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

We had an incredible day-trip with Egyptian Sidekick Luxor to Abydos an Dendera. The temple in Abydos is amazing - you should check it out, because it is very important in Egyptian mithology, and very sacred. Seti I started building it, honouring several gods, and...More

Thank LeonardROSM
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

amazing place in Upper Egypt, a colored temple, a holy lake, very quiet place, in sohag also you can have a shot with the largest female statue in the ancient history for Merit Amoun the daughter of Ramsis II

Thank mohamadibrahem
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is an amazing temple it is very well preserved and the temple guards will take you to the back of the temple where the flower of life symbols are etched on the top columns as you walk down the steps to the Osirion. Give...More

Thank TeacherLaDoucer
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

If you're an Egyptian history buff then this place definitely needs to be on your list to sites to visit. We visited Abydos as part of the Abydos/Dendara whole day tour offered by Aladin Tours (see tour company review). This tour was supposed to include...More

1  Thank Christena H
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Like several of the Egyptian Temples, the entrance is needlessly far away from the actual entrance to the temple, so one is tired from the walking before you even get inside. There are lots of steps as well, which make it hard and more tiresome...More

Thank empressginger
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This temple was the highlight of my visit to upper Egypt. It is fabulous in terms of columns, decoration and colour. Such a spiritual place. Why don’t more people visit here? It is so very interesting.

Thank Sheila F
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

For a temple built by Ramesses II, the artwork is of extremely high quality because construction began under his father, Seti I, who was much more interested in art than was his son, and the son used his father's highly skilled workers. Check out the...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

This is an amazing temple. Apparently, parts of it are 7000 years old. It took us about 4 hours from Luxor to get there - it was worth it. The road is excellent. For the last few miles, we were accompanied by a police vehicle...More

Thank ddd5119
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Almost no tourists there. It's a blessing but also a shame as it's paintings i side the temple are still quite vivid for a temple that old. One of the most well preserved I've seen so far. The outside didn't raised great expectation but it...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

One of the longest rides(and the bumpiest) of the tour but totally worth it. Like all Egyptian temples the entrance was made to impress and even in ruins it was lovely. Tiny birds have made it their home and the remaining colors are impressive. It...More

Thank Skyros7
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