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Reviewed June 10, 2019

What an experience. Walking around a temple with such history and beauty. I would say give yourself 2-3 hours to enjoy the site. At the end of all your exploring and photo taking, you can rest up with a nice ice-cream or cold drink at the cafe. I loved every minute of exploring this amazing temple.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank G1-All-Over
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

The complex is impressive and huge. There is lots of walking involved. The boat ride over there was lots of fun. Be sure to have your umbrella or wrap your head and face from the sun. Philae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, There is beautiful scenery in all directions.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

After visiting High Dam, we drove towards temple of Philae. From the shore, you have to take a boat that will take you to the island. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the island.
Philae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, Egypt. It was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex. The surrounding area used to be flooded since the initial construction of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902. The temple complex was dismantled and moved to the nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam.
While you go to take the boat, you will find Nubian people selling excellent showpieces on either side of the road and you would be tempted to buy them.
The Temples of Philae was venerated from the Pharaonic era through the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods with each ruler making their own additions to the stones here. This sacred site has dazzled travelers since the first Nile cruises set off from Cairo and is one of Nubia's most important monument sites. After you pass through the main entrance, other places of interest are main courtyard, the inner temple, house of Isis, gateway of Hadrian, temple of Hathor and kiosk of Trajan.
There is entry ticket for the temple and camera is allowed and you can take nice pictures on a sunny day.
You would need 1 -2 hours for the site and it is better to take a guide. Must see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cp_0010
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Reviewed June 6, 2019

very good story .... do it with a tour guide .... complete explanation takes 2 hours ... be prepared for a lot of photos nice Nile views

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

It’s a nice temple, but not unmissable. If you have some extra time in Aswan it’s definitely with a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
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