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This large temple complex, relocated to the island of Agilika with the building of the High Dam in Aswan, features the magnificent Temple of Isis that was built in the late Ptolemaic and early Roman periods.
Island of Agilika, Aswan, Egypt
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A must see. Do your research on the history and how they moved this wonderful temple to the island. The small boats you take to the island are driven by Nupian people. This is a great way to see the island from afar and meet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ninja911
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple is nice to visit at daytime to enjoy the sun and views all around. Inside it's cool because of the thick walls. You have to take a boat there, which is kind of a hassle as there are different boats for foreigners and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kirsten_Louis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kind of like Abu Simbel-lite if you can't get there. This temple was also relocated to save it from the rising waters when the dam was built, but it's from a different era and is worth a visit. The temple is reached only by boat....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Called here on one of our itineries on Nile Cruise. Boat ride over to the temple. Sellers approach you as you get of the boat selling all sorts of tourist tat a polite no is all that is needed. The temple was worth the visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulanchris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving by boat visiting the temple offers huge insight of history. Unbelievable that they have moved the temple in order to preserve it while building the high damm.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KnuSaFraKa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Temple of Philae has been completely reconstructed brick by brick from the result of a flooded Nile River. The island on which it now stands is a lovely boat ride from Aswan. There is a small cafe on site if you need refreshments. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank awanderingweb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place in the middle of the Nile. I attended the sound and light show and it was perfect. We really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank yehiaz417
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on Agilkia Island, the temple honours Isis. If you are fortunate to visit in the late afternoon, the setting sun casts shadows on the stones that add an aura to the beauty of the temple and the island in general. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Claire M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Transfer from the center of aswan 100 LE, entry 140 LE, transfer by boat 200 LE do not pay 350 LE they always ask. Wonderful place, do not pay to take pictures, bring water, visit in 2 hours

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Locy2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a boat to the site and seeing so many amazing site. You can't go wrong checking this out. It, like many others was moved from the original site to the current site for everyone to enjoy. A must see!

Date of experience: November 2018
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12 August 2018|
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Response from Casper840 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are many boats to take you to the temple. You have to "tip" them however.
13 December 2015|
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Response from Damian94 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! Tickets to Philae Temple cost is 60 L.E. egyptian pounds for day visit. Sound and light show we paid 200 L.E. ish including transfer and boat- price from November 2015. Details you can find if you tape to google sound... More