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Address: Edfu, Egypt
Phone Number:
097 711716

Construction on what is the largest and best preserved Ptolemaic temple in...

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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If you take the cruise you have to visit this temple. The problem is that it's a bit far so you have to take a horse carriage and they know this is your only option so you get to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alexandros M
Veroia, Greece
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Veroia, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you take the cruise you have to visit this temple. The problem is that it's a bit far so you have to take a horse carriage and they know this is your only option so you get to pay a lot. Don't pay more than 30 for both ways.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing temple with a lot of stories to tell and many interesting recipes for perfume. Great architecture nice sculptures. Impressive colours. A must visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing spectacular but worth an experience if you take the cruise . Explains ancient Egyptian history. It's based in mythology strange to believe in this era but apparently it existed then so yeah have a visit get a good guide & listen to the interesting stories!!

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with all the temples in Egypt, this one is unique and beautiful in its own way. Watch out for the vendors and be prepared to tip the carriage driver to take his picture.

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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Speaking truthfully, the features found at Edfu Temple didn't stray too far from what I had seen from other temples throughout Egypt. What made Edfu an interesting visit for me was learning about its history. The temple itself was built and dedicated to Horus, one of the most important Egyptian gods. Once Christianity spread under the Roman Empire, it became... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The night show was a good way to see 1 of the many temples we visited up and down the Nile. It gave it a mysterious spin giving some history and an aura for the temple. They also but some great colored lights on the temple that made for good pictures. I was discouraged that we only started on the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Temple it self is a hidden Gem ,it's Magical with all the details,it's a little hictek to reach the temple as there is no organized transportation,but it's worth it,once you are there you will enjoy each and every step in your journey,

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Clarks Summit, PA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a shore excursion from the Nile cruise. Very nice view of the Nile. A museum housing the mummies of crocodiles (Egyptian god Sobek) was nearby.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We saw this as a stop on our cruise ship. It was a very early morning departure reached by a short ride in a caleche. Found it quite fascinating to see how well this place is preserved and how much is still standing. Unfortunately most temples are struggling due to the rising water table and I hope they can figure... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

From the cruise one has to take a horse carriage to reach this place and come back by horse carriage to the cruise. The temple of Horus in Edfu is an interesting place especially for those who are fascinated by ancient Egyptian history that's really interesting. Dr. Javed Rasheed

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