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Temple of Horus at Edfu

Edfu, Egypt
097 711716
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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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Hruos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful temple to the god Oris. The structure is impressive and the second largest in Egypt. It’s hot during the day so bring water and an umbrella for shade.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The second largest temple after the karnak temples and one of the most preserved temples as it still have all the architectural design Dedicated to the falcon God Horus

Thank Mahmoud F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is pretty much the only must see attraction in Edfu. You will most likely arrive here by boat, the temple is a about 3km by road from the docks. Be careful not to get ripped off by the horse/carriage taxis and tuk tuks....More

Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The temple is dedicated to Horus, the falcon God, you will find 2 at the entrance, it is in great shape , a Ptolemic temple which I believe is Greek. You visit by traveling in a horse carriage, our guide Mr. Abdalla Mohamed from Blue...More

Thank eknox
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