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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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A beautifully preserved elaborate ancient temple. It was an important pilgrimage spot over the ages even up to Greek, Roman and Byzantine times. Amazing to imagine that this whole... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautifully preserved elaborate ancient temple. It was an important pilgrimage spot over the ages even up to Greek, Roman and Byzantine times. Amazing to imagine that this whole temple complex was transferred block by block from Philae island to another island on the Nile to rescue it from drowning with the building of the grand dam of Aswan. This... More 

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Laredo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this beautiful place and its wonders as another Temple which incredibly was rescued from being under the waters of Aswan lower dam area in the Nubia region and as part of an UNESCO project after the construction of the Aswan High Dam was dismantled and relocated stone by stone in this higher island of Agilkia to be enjoyed... More 

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Xaghra, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The island is well worth seeing with its well kept temples of ancient history and religion. A must when you are in Aswan. The negative side is the boat journey where you have to negotiate and they do their best to take as high price as possible, and if you want to stay a bit longer then the normal 1... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You reach there by a short boat ride and see what was moved after the Nile flooded the original place. You can take a short taxi or bus ride from Aswan city and reach the boat stations. It is not a good activity to do in the afternoon and best time would be early evening and seeing the light and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is well arranged in a very beautiful place and the history of changing the temple place is wonderful and the ride with motor boat was interesting.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several temples and kiosks dating to Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt can be found here. Nice boat ride out to the site in the lake behind the High Dam

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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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 January 11, 2017 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 January 10, 2017

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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