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  • Address: Aswan, Egypt
  • Hours: Open daily.

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Philae Temple

Philae was a holy island in the Nile River where the ancient Egyptians built a temple to the goddess Isis. With the projects to dam the Nile - first with the Aswan Dam, then later in the 1960s with the High Aswan Dam - the island became increasingly submerged and the temple threatened. As part of UNESCO's project to rescue the ancient monuments threatened by the river damming, the island was itself dammed, surrounded by a high wall, until all the water was gone and the building could be cut into sections and moved. The project took 10 years.

Now the temple is on the higher, nearby Agilka Island and worthy of a visit. Isis was a very important goddess in ancient times. She was known as the Mother of God, giver of life, protector and healer of kings and her temple was once the site of many pilgrimages.

Practical Info

Many of the organized tours to the Aswan High Dam also visit Philae Temple. Alternately you can take a taxi to the ferry dock 4 miles south of Aswan and catch the river boat over to the island.

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Philae Temple Sound and Light Show with Private Transport, Aswan, null
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Philae Temple Sound and Light Show with Private Transport

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A visit to Philae Temple at night to attend the Sound and Light Show is a magical experience. The floodlit buildings are silhouetted against the volcanic ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Private Day Trip To Aswan From Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Private Day Trip To Aswan From Marsa Alam

This day tour is a private journey from Marsa Alam to Aswan visiting a collection of the best archaeological sites in Aswan.

Location: Marsa Alam, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.33
Aswan Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple, Aswan, Day Trips
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Aswan Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple

In the evening, enjoy 2 hours tour watching Sound and Light Show at Philae temple. This interesting show narrates the legends of Goddess Isis and God ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road, Luxor, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road

Enjoy full Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road in accompany of an Egyptologist tour guide, follow the Nile River and passing through farmland and traditional ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Aswan Sightseeing Tour from Luxor by Road, Luxor, Day Trips
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Aswan Sightseeing Tour from Luxor by Road

Enjoy a full day Aswan sightseeing tour from Luxor by road accompanied by an expert local tour guide. Drive for about 4 hours along the Nile valley from Luxor ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple in Aswan, Aswan, Day Trips
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Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple in Aswan

Sound and light show in Aswan at Philae Temple. This is a private tour that includes all pickup and drop off transfers, entry fees and tour guide.

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $43.75
Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan, Aswan, Night Tours
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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan

Day tour in Aswan visiting the highlights of Aswan as the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. Includes pickup and drop off transfers from ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $62.50
Private Tour: Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam from Aswan, Aswan, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam from Aswan

Explore three of Aswan most popular and well known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded at the size of the ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Private Tour from Aswan to Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour from Aswan to Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk

On this private tour of the Aswan region, explore at the High Dam, marvel at the Unfinished Obelisk, and experience the allure of the Temple of Philae, all as ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Private Day Tour from Luxor to Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk and Philae, Luxor, Private ... 
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Private Day Tour from Luxor to Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk and Philae

Enjoy a day tour to the amazing High Dam, this engineering masterpiece was built to protect Egypt from annual floods from the River Nile. Then proceed on to ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $125.00

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