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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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A Gem of a Temple

Hathour Temple is slightly to the South of the city of Qena. Because it is off the tourists' regular routes , this temple is not as crowded as Luxor and Karnak temples. It is also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ghada S
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hathour Temple is slightly to the South of the city of Qena. Because it is off the tourists' regular routes , this temple is not as crowded as Luxor and Karnak temples. It is also much smaller and in better shape. Built for Hathour the goddess of arts, music and culture, it has a joyful and pleasing air about it.... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had visited Dendara as part of a day trip from Luxor with a private guide to visit both Abydos and Dendara. First stop was at Abydos and then it was a 2-hr drive to Dendara. The Temple of Hathor at Dendara was very impressive with the carvings on the columns and wall. There was a spiral ramp that went... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most complete temples in Egypt, New items in the block yard are worth a look. The pillars and ceiling of the hypostyle hall have been cleaned revealing wonderful paintings. This is a must see place.

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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

muy favorit temple >>>wonderful colors and well preserved i recomend this temple for the people who are interested in anostronomy

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Hurghada, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

The first point of travel by the footsteps of the lost civilization is the city of Dendera. Arabs call it Dandara. It’s the legendary temple of the goddess-mother Hathor. Whatever is told about it, but one story is passed steadily from mouth to mouth already for thousands of years. This temple is entirely designed to help women. The earth Hathor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Great temple for goddess Hator, Greco Roman temple. 60 km north of Luxor. You can see zodiac there still preserved

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Mont-sur-Rolle, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

If you are going to Abydos you should really go to Dendera too. Otherwise Dendera is also a great temple to do, but a bit faraway from Luxor (less than Abydos though). The colours of the painted hieroglyphs are in a good state and there are many things to see. The green alleys are inviting you to the temple and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Booked a private tour to Dendera and Abydos. Booked this tour day trip with Expedia, which was contracted to Elegant Voyage, who in turn, subcontracted to the local expert driver and guide, this was very nice day trip with added lunch at a local stop in Abydos. The Temple of Hathor is a very nice site! Dedicated to Hathor, it... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

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 November 30, 2016

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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