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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was...

The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was submerged upon construction of the High Dam in the 1960s.

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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam from Aswan
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Private Tour: Philae Temple the Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
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Aswan Sightseeing Tour from Luxor by Road

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amazing temple on the Island of Philae

The Ptolemaic kings of Egypt built it, modern technicians saved it from the waters, and today normal people like you and me can visit this amazing temple. Don't miss it! it is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Luxor, Egypt
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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ptolemaic kings of Egypt built it, modern technicians saved it from the waters, and today normal people like you and me can visit this amazing temple. Don't miss it! it is a must!

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the few temples that you can enjoy ancient history along with breathtaking views serrounded by water and unique rocks.

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Thank DrElimam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

if you are going to visit the great Philae island and Temple in the morning . Make sure you come back at night and attend the sound and light show which will take you through a great journey over the past 5000 years telling the story of Goddess IsIs and her Son Horus . Also , you will get to... More 

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful site to visit to see the temple moved from its previous site now flooded by the new dam. Well maintained site though you will need a guide to take full advantage of your visit as there are not many markings or descriptions provided. Disappointing amount to damage by the early Christians but still quite a bit to see. Small... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide had many stories to tell about each room and the meanings behind every drawing on the wall. It is a nice thing to explore ancient history and be able to touch this magnificent structure, no where in the world would you be allowed to touch a similar ancient building.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this while being in aswan History and atmosphere awakes you while you see greatness all around you

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I don't know should I admire more to people who built all those temples nearby Nile or those people who put an effort to move them on higher level stone by stone, not to be submerged in Naser lade, after building the big dam in Aswan.

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Thank SneMi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Philae /ˈfaɪli/ (Greek: Φιλαί, Arabic: فيله‎‎  Egyptian Arabic: [fiːlæ], Egyptian pꜣ ı͗w q) is currently an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex. These rapids and... More 

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Perth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Need a boat to get here, and if you are fortunate to have a couple of different groups on the boat the cost is shared amongst all. Nice temple with a a couple of guys sitting around inside waiting to help take a picture for you..of course there is a price to pay for the privilege..2le they were happy with..... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

little bit hot must have a sun block and a sun protection for your head and enjoy the historical information about this country - enjoy :)

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