Philae Temple, Aswan

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An island temple complex dedicated to the Ancient Egyptian goddess Isis, Philae Temple makes up part of a larger set of World Heritage-listed monuments. With hieroglyphs and monumental colonnades, the temple displays features from the late Pharaonic era, though alterations continued right up to the Byzantine period. Look for traces of Roman and Christian embellishments among the ruins, including sculptures, pillars, and archways. In the 1960s, the temple complex was moved to Agilkia Island, because of the dangers posed to the island of Philae by the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Our Aswan tour itinerary website makes visiting Philae Temple and other Aswan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Most enjoyable trip over to the Temple by small boat, not a great distance from wharf but enjoyable. We had young boys row/paddle alongside and come and try to sell some of their wares to the passenge...  more »
  • A lot of bargaining to reach it and the boatmen are very stubborn on the price. Paid 200 EGP roundtrip but was money well spend. Beautiful temple  more »
  • The best place I have ever seen- one of my favorite temples in Aswan, love the place overlooking the Nile, love the place which reflects the history. I love visiting this temple everytome I ivisit Asw...  more »
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  • Magical and historical temple
  • This site is amazing!!!! I could have spent a day here. The boat ride (yes, it is on an island) was nice. The boats definitely are locally maintained, but they worked well. And the view they offered of the site, both on arriving and departing was excellent. The ruins are excellent and exciting. Hard to describe as they were so...well, amazing. Each structure and area was a new experience. The site is large, but also easily walkable. Bring water and sunscreen. And of course, tips for the toilet keepers. Best part was that the vendors stayed on the dock.
  • I went to Philae twice while in Aswan, It is a boat ride to the island, A day tour as part of my holiday - Nile Cruise - and again in the evening for a "son at lumiere". I was fascinated by the stories told during the evening of Gods and Pharoahs. In the day tour we were given info on how the temple was moved during the building of the dam. Well worth including in your Egyptian trip.
  • its good historcal place
  • It is one of the island temples. This temple was moved by UNESCO when the Nile dam was built. It is one of the older temples in Egypt. The temple is on an island and we took a boat to get there. There is a possibility of getting scammed there. The temple is magnificent and exciting. Lots of photo opportunity
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