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Address: Edfu, Egypt
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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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Private Tour to the Temple of Edfu from Luxor
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Sunset on the Nile

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Clarks Summit, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Temple of Horus at Edfu is 110km south of Luxor. Enormous sandstone walls covered in huge hieroglyphics and dazzling friezes are well preserved. The entrance of the Great Pylon is guarded by Horus, the god with the head of a falcon. Stone reliefs on either side of the gate laud Ptolemy King Neos Dionysos. The relief of Neos Dionysos holding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most preserved temple of Egypt. Again the 90% of the descriptions are the gifts to the gods. The other 10% show us the relationship between ptolemaios and the gods

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun place to stop and tour yet another temple. Each temple brings new information. We especially enjoyed that horse carriage rides were available to and from this temple. Guards were very protective of the tourists and their safety and "shooed" away a vendor that was being overly aggressive in sales technique. Temple was close to empty besides... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the temples not to be missed in Entire Egypt. Perhaps the only best preserved temple from the ancient ages offers the best view when visited early in the morning, which could lead to skip the tour groups and crowds before they start arriving at 8:30AM. We started 30-35 minutes before that time and the first to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful site with lots to see. A guide will help as it is hard to follow along with just a guide book. The carving and colors are wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Courtesy of a generous friend I spent the first week of 2017 on a Nile cruise. I am still astounded by what I saw on those seven days and I invite EVERYONE to spend a week on this beautiful river with its astounding sights... And none are more astounding than the temple of Horus at Edfu. In my cabin I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I have enjoyed every moment touring this Temple as one of the most complete architecture of ancient Egyptian Temples

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