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Philae Temple, Aswan

Must see · Religious Site · Landmark
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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  • The temple itself is really beautiful. What's really disappointing is arranging the boat to reach the island. It is frustrating for solo and budget travellers. Here is my experience and maybe some...  more »
  • Philae was absolutely gorgeous. When we went there were maybe 6 other tourists there! We really got to explore and check out the temple in its entirety  more »
  • The temple stands for 2000 years and in a great shape. I felt very fascinated and very proud walking though it. The show is simply amazing (I sent after sunset). The boat trip is great. The staff is.....  more »
  • A well preserved temple given the age and history. Pay particular attention to all of the Christian symbols from when it was converted and be careful feeding the stray cats.
  • Fantastic
  • historical place behind the high aswan dam.entry fee 140 egyptian pound per person.
  • That ruined amazed me. I could easily spend the whole day in that island, but time was limited. Re arranged but still gives you the same flavor as it was in original place.
  • Beyond miraculous ... u gotta see it

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