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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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Beautiful colored drawingsd all over the ceiling and walls

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
JandH2007
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This remarkable temple complex was a cult center since pre-dynastic times and is the site where Hathor gave birth to the god Ihy. The present structure dates to the Ptolemys and was buried in sand until the 19th century. The temple roof is still intact, a rare feature, and visitors are allowed to climb up to see the Hathor chapel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Dendera is off the beaten path but well worth the journey! Most of the Nile Cruise boats don't venture north of Luxor and I think most tourists tap out on Egyptology after hitting Karnak and Valley of the Kings. As a result, you might get to have Dendera all to yourself like we did! This temple is by far the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathor, wife of Horus. It is a beautiful temple about 2 hours from Luxor. It is worth the trip even though the road to it has speed bumps every mile or so that slows your trip.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Most people going to these temples stay at Luxor hotels,so my advice is, prepare to spend the whole day visiting these sites. This is because they are two hours away from Luxor and about an hour from each other. You have to get up early to visit cos these sites are closed to the public at 16:00 hrs and again... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This was our last stop in Egypt. Traveling with Collette tours. From our cruise ship by bus. It took two hours. Don't let this stop you. You will se the lush green country side. And see how the local people farm, and live. Very interesting. The temple we arrived at 9:30. We were only one of two tour buses there.... More 

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Heysham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This was a lovely empty calm temple with the site beautifully set up easy to walk with the only pics of Cleopatra

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

one of the most complete and decorated temples, it is well worth visiting, even though it's a little off the usual routes. It also complements a visit to Horus' temple in Edfu as there were joint celebrations of these two gods. The temple's carvings are very well preserved and we had an excellent Abercrombie & Kent guide to explain them... More 

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

-one of the most beautiful , Amazing temples i ever saw in Egypt .. definitely on Must see list -the trip from Luxor is comfortable about 50 KM away

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