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Review of Philae Island

Philae Island
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$70.00*
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Aswan Sightseeing Tour from Luxor by Road
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$40.00*
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Private Tour: Philae Temple the Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Aswan
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Owner description: The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was submerged upon construction of the High Dam in the 1960s.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We loved the whole experience. It was fun to take the boat to get to the island, and then once there, the views and temple itself were wonderful. As a music teacher I enjoyed the temple to Hathor, and got some great pictures of the gods with musical instruments. After touring the temple we loved sitting by the lake enjoying a cappuccino and the beautiful view. The vendors here were not pushy as they were everywhere else, consequently most of our tour group bought a lot of things here to take back as presents.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

As I wrote on the temple review, the fact the site is situated on a river island is really adding to the value, both of the temple and island attractions. There is no bridge if anyone asks, so it's a nice boat ride to the place. A nice few hours excursion (boat+sightseeing).

Thank Wolszczak
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The island of Philae is the modern home of the temple for whom it's name is taken from. The temple was rescued from the Nile after the dam project had submerged it and moved piece by piece to a new home that carries its name today.

Thank KentEnglander
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very Beautiful Island with lots to see.. I took lots of nice pictures there. Lots of history here as well. The boat ride is a bonus!! We had an organized tour so I am not sure how much the boat ride was worth but it was great. Lots of great Souvenirs.

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Worth the trip! Be aware that the entrance price does not include the boat to the island (if you go on your own and not with an organized tour)..

Thank dezzyB
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