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Address: Qena, Egypt
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Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd, this...

Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd, this ancient temple is one of the most intact in Egypt.

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Half Day Tour to Dendera Temple from Luxor
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Private Tour: Dendara from Luxor
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Private Tour: Dendara and Abydos

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The temple of Hathor contains two images of the famous Cleopatra and her son by Ceasar, Ceasarion in magnificent relief. The Ptolomies, obviously keen to legitimise their dynasty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The temple of Hathor is one of the better preserved temples of ancient Egypt. As it is not visited by many tourist it really gives you the feeling you discovered the place yourself. A definitive recommendation...

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple of Hathor contains two images of the famous Cleopatra and her son by Ceasar, Ceasarion in magnificent relief. The Ptolomies, obviously keen to legitimise their dynasty with the local people, undertook the restoration of a much more ancient site. The colours still stand out today, much the same as the colour scheme you see during the day of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This combined with the site of Abydoss is a day excursion from Luxor. This is the principal seat of the cow Goddess Hathor and the temple structure is quite similar to that of Edfu temple of Horus. There was a Much older temple here for sure as Goddess Hathor is a very old deity of Egypt. But much of the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

As others have stated a must see if you are able to get here. Colors, quality of work and condition is breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

this is one of my favorites, the Temple of the Goddess Hathor and the colors are magnificent, just gorgeous - you will get another appreciation to the color blue after your visit - Yes, you really have to make a tour and see it!!

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I believe the Dendera Temple is the most impressive site during my visit to Luxor. Entrance fee was 40 pounds. You are free to walk the grounds and photograph inside the temple. The columns are massive and many of the colored glyphs are still intact. The exhibit opened at 8:00am. I stayed approximately 90 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

If you come to Luxor don't miss this place. At 2 hours away from Luxor is this temple,in Qena . Very nice, great story and interesting place. The entrance is 40 Egyptian Pounds. Before to go inside they have a small cinema where you can watch a movie about this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Not that far away from Luxor and easily accessible. This is not a single temple but a complete set of buildings, mammisi, basilica, all dating from the Ptolemeic and eraly Christian era. A mighty entrance gate, completely ornamented, leads towards the main (Hathor) temple.. Inside one can see very nice representations although the colors lose their intensity: restoration (cleaning) of... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

This temple is well worth a visit as it has the most beautiful, colourful drawings of any temple we visited. It is not visited often because it is between Luxor and Cairo, but can be done during a day trip from Cairo. Each temple has its own features, but none are alike. This one is very special.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

As we'd decided to take the night train to Cairo we had plenty of time in Luxor and our guide suggested we visit the Temple of Hathor. This involved a really interesting two hour drive via the bustling city of Qena, which in itself was a welcome change from the view from the cruise ship. (Mind you, any drive in... More 

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