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Temple of Horus at Edfu

Edfu, Edfu, Egypt
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Construction on what is the largest and best preserved Ptolemaic temple in Egypt began in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best preserved temple I've seen. Colors on few walls are still intact. A must see location. You would need approx 2h to see it completely.

Thank Karim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Must see ... we arrived there on carriages and had lots of fun ... The temple is magnificent and original colours in some places are still there ... the temple is still with its original roof ... Notice there is a lot if walking...More

Thank 5MOMCairo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting there from our ship was definitely a challenge as we had to take tuktuk . Fan experience although risky as they are driving like mads in dirt roads. The temple is a revelation as is very well preserved. You can even see the colors...More

Thank Mousoudi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best reserved temples I've seen, great story behind it, we all enjoyed both the place the story the colors the details

Thank Fadi_FromUAE
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Built in the Greco-Roma Era this is the best preserved, and complete Egyptian temple, built to honor Horus, the falcon-headed god. The walls are lined with inscriptions and hieroglyphics depicting the age old struggle between Horus and Seth. This impressive example of the Ptolemaic architecture...More

Thank George818
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I love the entrance to this temple. It sets things up for the beauty of the rest of it. Take time to learn the story that goes with it and the visit is more enjoyable. The downside is that they insist you take a horse...More

Thank jo l
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan. The town is known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BC and 57 BC, into the reign of Cleopatra VII. Of all the temple remains...More

Thank Ashok M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Fantastic plyon style temple in amazing condition. You will have to run the gauntlet of the horse carriages to get there but its part of the atmosphere I guess...its aggressive selling but front it out and you'll be fine. Guides can accompany you and pics...More

Thank I_SpyUk
Reviewed 19 November 2017

the Edfu Temple of Horus is south of Luxor and on the road to Aswan. This is the second largest Temple (after Karnak) and is remarkably well preserved. The pylons (118 ft tall) at the entrance and the carving in the stone facade are all...More

Thank Greg48
Reviewed 15 November 2017

You can read about the story of Osiris before visiting the temple of horus, very interesting and amazing!

Thank Hruos
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