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Sound and Light Show - Philae

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Address: Philae Island, Aswan 0097, Egypt
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+20 2 33852880

At each Philae Sound and Light show, the Egyptian gods and goddesses are,...

At each Philae Sound and Light show, the Egyptian gods and goddesses are, like Osiris, resurrected before our eyes to tell us their life stories. What would Isis say today if she learned that her temple was allowed to sit in water for many years? She would not be happy with this, but she would be proud to know that, like her husband Osiris, Philae was reborn so that new visitors can see the glory of Philae year after year. ...

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This was my first sound and light show and I was thoroughly impressed, so well executed, so informative, well worth it.

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30 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first sound and light show and I was thoroughly impressed, so well executed, so informative, well worth it.

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the temple in the day time yesterday and loved it and so went back for the Sound and Light show tonight. We sat waiting with 3 other people but no one else turned up so we had to purchase 2 extra tickets between us, as 7 is the minimum number required for the show to go ahead. We... More 

Thank jackiew296
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went hoping to catch show BUT You cannot count on it happening because they decide very late in day if happening and guide did not even get straight story from in charge so don't count on it. Plus you would have to pay double boat fare if it happens.

Thank gurusdakini
Alexandria, Egypt
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224 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I love this show, I really love it, the temple at night is totally different than the day visit, you enjoy the wealthy information during the show about the gods Isis and Osiris and their legend, together with all what you want to know about the history of the temple that you find magnificently lit with different colours at night,... More 

Thank minanabil77
Hereford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were taken by mini bus to the departing pier where we had to wait for 20 minutes before departing by boat. The sunset view was very good. On arrival it was dusk and only had to wait for 15 minutes for the English show to start. We had to stand for the first 20 minutes then moved on into... More 

Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The English version was the first show of the night and was very quiet in terms of visitor numbers. You get a totally different perspective of the temple at night, the way the reliefs are lit with coloured lights and the audio give the story of Isis and Osiris which brings the temple to life.

Thank JaranBaica
Cairo, Egypt
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113 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A good sound and light show. Especially now that there are not too many people going. So it is easy to get there and get a good seat. Bring a light jacket if you go from Oct-Mar because it gets a little cool at night and the wind can whip through.

Thank Steven W
Alexandria, Egypt
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48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It starts with a boat ride under the stars to reach the island of philae .. - in which the price is not included in the ticket , Ticket is 125 EGP for foreign languages and 25 EGP for arabic language And the boat ride is 65 EGP for the arabic trip and 125 EGP for the foreign trips which... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

You reach there by a short boa ride.The sound and light show is well done and takes you along the different parts of the temple. The first two or three sessions are walking and then you sit down in an amphitheater in the open for the last session.

Thank drmalaypatel
Redwood City, California
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A little melodramatic at times, still wonderful to visit Philae at night with the atmospheric lighting and a boat ride under the stars

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