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Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd, this ancient temple is one of the most intact in Egypt.
Qena, Egypt
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

You can see hieroglyphs in perfect condition in their original colors! A few L.E. tip you can go to treasure cellar. Very quied temple! Before recesion 3000 tourists per day - now less than 100!!!

5  Thank Damian94
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Reviewed 27 January 2015
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

this is one of my favorites, the Temple of the Goddess Hathor and the colors are magnificent, just gorgeous - you will get another appreciation to the color blue after your visit - Yes, you really have to make a tour and see it!!

Thank magnus l
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I believe the Dendera Temple is the most impressive site during my visit to Luxor. Entrance fee was 40 pounds. You are free to walk the grounds and photograph inside the temple. The columns are massive and many of the colored glyphs are still intact....More

2  Thank joncat1976
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

If you come to Luxor don't miss this place. At 2 hours away from Luxor is this temple,in Qena . Very nice, great story and interesting place. The entrance is 40 Egyptian Pounds. Before to go inside they have a small cinema where you can...More

Thank Claudiu C
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Not that far away from Luxor and easily accessible. This is not a single temple but a complete set of buildings, mammisi, basilica, all dating from the Ptolemeic and eraly Christian era. A mighty entrance gate, completely ornamented, leads towards the main (Hathor) temple.. Inside...More

1  Thank cwfan
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This temple is well worth a visit as it has the most beautiful, colourful drawings of any temple we visited. It is not visited often because it is between Luxor and Cairo, but can be done during a day trip from Cairo. Each temple has...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 14 April 2016

As we'd decided to take the night train to Cairo we had plenty of time in Luxor and our guide suggested we visit the Temple of Hathor. This involved a really interesting two hour drive via the bustling city of Qena, which in itself was...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This remarkable temple complex was a cult center since pre-dynastic times and is the site where Hathor gave birth to the god Ihy. The present structure dates to the Ptolemys and was buried in sand until the 19th century. The temple roof is still intact,...More

1  Thank redeco
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Dendera is off the beaten path but well worth the journey! Most of the Nile Cruise boats don't venture north of Luxor and I think most tourists tap out on Egyptology after hitting Karnak and Valley of the Kings. As a result, you might get...More

Thank Caitysue42
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathor, wife of Horus. It is a beautiful temple about 2 hours from Luxor. It is worth the trip even though the road to it has speed bumps every mile or so that slows your trip.

Thank dinahy
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Most people going to these temples stay at Luxor hotels,so my advice is, prepare to spend the whole day visiting these sites. This is because they are two hours away from Luxor and about an hour from each other. You have to get up early...More

1  Thank Zadoo B
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