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Temple of Horus at 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic plyon style temple in amazing condition. You will have to run the gauntlet of the horse carriages to get there but its part of the atmosphere I guess...its aggressive selling but front it out and you'll be fine. Guides can accompany you and pics...More

Thank I_SpyUk
Reviewed 6 days ago

the Edfu Temple of Horus is south of Luxor and on the road to Aswan. This is the second largest Temple (after Karnak) and is remarkably well preserved. The pylons (118 ft tall) at the entrance and the carving in the stone facade are all...More

Thank Greg48
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can read about the story of Osiris before visiting the temple of horus, very interesting and amazing!

Thank Hruos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful temple to the god Oris. The structure is impressive and the second largest in Egypt. It’s hot during the day so bring water and an umbrella for shade.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The second largest temple after the karnak temples and one of the most preserved temples as it still have all the architectural design Dedicated to the falcon God Horus

Thank Mahmoud F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is pretty much the only must see attraction in Edfu. You will most likely arrive here by boat, the temple is a about 3km by road from the docks. Be careful not to get ripped off by the horse/carriage taxis and tuk tuks....More

Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The temple is dedicated to Horus, the falcon God, you will find 2 at the entrance, it is in great shape , a Ptolemic temple which I believe is Greek. You visit by traveling in a horse carriage, our guide Mr. Abdalla Mohamed from Blue...More

Thank eknox
Reviewed 9 October 2017

One of the most impressive and well preserved temples of Egypt with a great story. The temple is dedicated to Horus, the falcon god. Those who have watched the film Gods of Egypt, would find the story of Horus battling his uncle Set to avenge...More

Thank Sohom89
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Located 60 kms to the north of Aswan, the Temple of Horus in Edfu is one of the best preserved ancient monuments in Egypt, & perhaps the whole world. Dedicated to Horus, whom the Greeks identified with their god Apollo, this is a Ptolemaic temple...More

Thank Sagnik B
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Edfu temple is one of the better maintained temples in Egypt. It is dedicated to the Falcon God Horus and you can also see the importance of the hippopotamus in ancient Egyptian history on one of the walls. Again, we reached here via our cruise....More

Thank ankeet_sinha
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