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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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The Philae Temple Is a Nubian Temple that is over 5,000 years old.. 5 to 10 min. boat ride from the aswan marina.. I went to see it in the day time.. But also went back in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Philae Temple Is a Nubian Temple that is over 5,000 years old.. 5 to 10 min. boat ride from the aswan marina.. I went to see it in the day time.. But also went back in the night for the fantastic Sound and Light show.. a must see..

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You get on to the island by small motor boat. The island houses Philae Temple and is well worth a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The island itself is quite picturesque. Take a guide to wander. Listen to the stories and the place flashes you back to an older more sedate time. It soothes the soul. Take water and a hat. Photographic opportunities abound.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredibly well preserved temple on its own Island. The wall carvings can still be seen. Well worth visiting.

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Girona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island contains the temple and many other constructions and excellent views plus the incredible boat ride to get there .. to get there you need a taxi to the port (about 150 Egyptian pounds), pay the entrance fee (60 euros), and The transfer by boat (50 ep / per pax with 3 people sharing the boat). The temple itself... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best preserved of the Ancient Temples and last to be closed with the Ancient religions. If you want to got to an Ancient Egyptian Temple and really see what it looked like, this is the place to go.

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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK Sound and light show is corny but it is really cool to see the temple at night. It is thrilling to see it as the lights go on as your boat approachs. And then you walk around the temple for the light show. LIke I said the narration is corn ball but the experience at night and seeing colors... More 

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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Must see when in Aswan . This temple was under water for several years until the unesco moved it to this location and reassembled it exactly as it was . Truly impressive work .

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Réally Nice temple To visite early in the morning when No one Is around amazing view on the Make And the Desert a contract of élément unique in Egypt !

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I am so thankful that this site was moved and saved during the building of the High Dam. It was partially submerged with the original dam and would have been completely under water with the High Dam

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