Philae Temple, Aswan

4.7
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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  • I enjoyed everything. We started our 4 day-3 nights tour at this temple, and now wish I was more knowledgeable about Isis before I start my travelling. I wish also we could have stayed longer. Taking ...  more »
  • Only giving it 1 star because we didn't actually make it to the temple. You have to buy your ticket first then negotiate for the boat across despite the sign out the front saying LE175 for boat 1-8 pe...  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.
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