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Address: Al Balyana, Egypt
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Once the cult center of Osiris, god of the dead, this was considered the...

Once the cult center of Osiris, god of the dead, this was considered the holiest of Egyptian towns in Pharaonic times. Today this area contains the Cenotaph Temple of Seti I, one of the most intact temples remaining in Egypt that was built between 1294-1279 BC.

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Gorgeous if you have the time

This is a really remarkable temple, with multiple sanctuaries and some of the most stunning carvings I've seen. We had it completely to ourselves, which was a cool experience as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really remarkable temple, with multiple sanctuaries and some of the most stunning carvings I've seen. We had it completely to ourselves, which was a cool experience as well. The Osireion in the back was unique and certainly not to be missed. With that said, it's not particularly easy to get here as a day trip - about... More 

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times and never tire of seti 1 temple and complex it was too hot to explore ramses 11 temple close by but worth a trip in cooler weather

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We traveled to Abydos from Luxor, which was a surprisingly long drive (over 4hrs). Long drive aside, this site is incredibly important in ancient Egyptian history. The reliefs in Seti's temple are magnificent. The colors are still quite vivid, and while the roof of the temple isn't original it adds to the ambiance. Abydos itself was a very large area... More 

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Amazing, amazing, amazing. As part of a two-week tour, we talked our guide into a day trip up from Luxor to Abydos and Dendera, and our group of five had the place to ourselves. Our guide also asked if we wanted to see the Temple of Ramses II, which is part of the complex, but he warned us that it... More 

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Leicester England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is one of the temples one must visit. Situated in West Bank , Luxor and with its surroundings being cleaned up and renovated, not to purists tastes. What amazing art is hidden inside. The amazing murals with extreme detailing may mesmerize you and you can take your time to take photographs in detail. the light in some areas is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Hard to imagine that the temple dates back to @1270 BC with some parts dating to the First Dynasty or before 3000 BC. The main structure is filled with columns and wall reliefs featuring Pharos and gods that still retain their original paint. Off the beaten track and not to be missed. We arrived by private taxi from Luxor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We hired a taxi and took a very early morning drive out here. Got here as the sun was starting to hit the temple, through the large columns of the front gate. In a word, this temple was simply amazing. It was worth all the effort to get here, and all the effort to get out and on a train.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I went in 2006 b4 the uprising with Aussie tour group. This Temple should be the reason u go to Egypt !!!! It's unforgettable, exquisite and moving !!!! You can feel the 2500 yr old inhabitants still here. Just go there !!!!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is one of the temples one must visit. Situated in West Bank , Luxor and with untidy surrounding which can confuse anyone that amazing arts are hidden inside. Better start early from Luxor to avoid rush of bus travelers and tours operators. Some of the amazing murals with extreme detailing may mesmerize you and you can take yours time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Most people visit Abydos as a day trip from Luxor, usually in conjunction with Dendera. We decided to do both over two days. We left Luxor at 7am and got to the temple at 9:45am and we paid 500LE for twom of us by air conditioned taxi around £42! The site of Abydos is huge, and includes a number of... More 

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