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  • Address: Kom Ombo, Aswan, Egypt

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Temple of Kom Ombo

Dating from 180BC, this is an unusual temple because it is duplicated, mirroring itself on either side of a central axis. This is because it was dedicated to two gods: Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world along with Hathor and Khonsu, and also Horus, and each needed their own set of rooms. Sobek was the crocodile god so, of course, crocodiles were mummified for him. Some of the hundreds that have been discovered nearby are now on display in the temple.

Time, the Nile River, earthquakes and later builders taking the stone for other buildings, have all taken a toll on this building. The surrounding town of Kom Ombo is now home to many of the Nubians displaced by the flooding to make Lake Nasser.

Practical Info

The temple is 2.5 miles (4km) from the town of Kom Ombo on the River Nile, 28 miles (45km) north of Aswan. Organized tour or taxi from Aswan or Luxor are the best ways to get there. Many tours between Aswan and Luxor stop there, be they on bus, tourist train or felucca boat.

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Private Day Tour to Aswan: Including Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples from Luxor, Luxor, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Tour to Aswan: Including Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples from Luxor

Full private day tour from Luxor to see the Temple of Edfu and the Temple of Kom Ombo. You will be guided by a licensed Egyptologist tour guide and transported ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Private Day Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Luxor, Luxor, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Luxor

Private Day tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Luxor.

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

From USD $94.00
Small Group Day Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples from Aswan, Aswan, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small Group Day Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples from Aswan

Experience a full day trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo temples from Aswan in accompany of an expert Egyptologist tour guide. Transfer back to Aswan or continue to ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road, Luxor, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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 $75.00
Day Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples from Luxor, Luxor, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples from Luxor

Experience a full day trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo temples from Luxor in accompany of an expert local tour guide, drive for about 2 hours along the Nile to visit ...  Read more

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

From USD $45.00
Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Bus, Luxor, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Bus

Full day tour from Luxor to Aswan visiting Edfu, Kom Ombo, Phila Temples and Aswan dam. Includes all transfers, entry fees, tour guide lunch and snacks.

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Private Day Trip to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples from Aswan, Aswan, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Trip to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples from Aswan

Discover the beauty of the river Nile and the unusual riverside temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu on this private day tour from Aswan, accompanied by your own ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Private Tour to the Temple of Kom Ombo and Edfu from Luxor, Luxor, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour to the Temple of Kom Ombo and Edfu from Luxor

Full private day tour from Luxor to see the Temple of Edfu and the Temple of Kom Ombo. You will be guided by a licensed Egyptologist tour guide and transported ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.00
Private Day Tour to Luxor: Including Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples from Aswan, Aswan, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Tour to Luxor: Including Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples from Aswan

Full private day tour from Aswan to Luxor including visits of Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples. You will be guided by a licensed Egyptologist tour guide and ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Private Day Tour Excursion To Edfu and Kom Ombo, Luxor, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Tour Excursion To Edfu and Kom Ombo

This is a great opportunity whilst in Luxor to take a day tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples. This sightseeing tour is by private transport. Visit Horus and ...  Read more

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

From USD $88.00

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