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Temple of Horus at Edfu

Edfu, Edfu, Egypt
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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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“horse carriage” (24 reviews)
“inner sanctum” (4 reviews)
“nile cruise” (22 reviews)
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Edfu, Edfu, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Most of the River Cruises stop in Edfu for this temple. A horse carriage ride to the temple. Tip your horse driver a buck or two but not until you get back to the boat. The vendors at the temple are aggressive here but dont...More

Thank imdarkside
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my favourite temple on the cruise. You have to be firm with the caliche drivers Re payment and tip but if you have a tour guide they will sort it for you. The market stalls at the entrance of the temple are more...More

Thank Gusman68
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an amazing temple in that it's in such fantastic condition. Our guide did a fantastic job of bringing the place to life. We arrived by horse and carriage which was quite good fun. The site was relatively quiet when we went so we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

massive structure with huge columns and many hyroglyphics, crowded with tour groups, hot and dusty. need a horse drawn carriage to arrive from the nile boat cruise port. poor horses look starved. very aggressive vendors.

Thank jfd
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here by boat on our nile river cruise. The temple itself was great and in good condition. Given that Horus is so important in Egypt it was eye opening to see a temple dedicated to him

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Amazing Temple , A must see just to soak up the History and Beautiful carvings even still some colour left in some of them , Don't miss this one .

Thank Barbara D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this temple dedicated to Horus from our cruise ship by taking a horse drawn carriage. You have to go through a barrage of aggressive vendors to enter this temple. The temple has similar pylons and columns line other temples but the hieroglyphics are...More

Thank Manas R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one was in fairly good condition and not crowded. Docked the cruise boat and took a carriage ride through town. Look for the KFC knock-off!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Temple of Edfu. This Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 and 57 BC, is one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Egypt. Preserved by desert sand, which filled the place after the pagan cult was banned, the temple is dedicated to Horus, the avenging son of...More

Thank May F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is possibly the most well preserved temple in all of Egypt. The structure was so solid and beautiful that neither the Greeks, nor the Romans, nor the Persians made any efforts to dismantle it. Instead, they used it as a fort and so the...More

Thank Nidhi C
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Loly1979
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we just went there this morning from our cruise. we were not part of any tour group. as we got off the ship, a swamp of cart drivers came and offered us a round trip for 300 pounds. we refused, but they kept asking as we... More
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