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Dendera Temple Complex: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Dendera, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ETERNITY. It is what breathes in #Dendera. Following highways that cut the #Sahara desert with asphalt and no gas station in sight, we arrived at Dendera, the city that celebrates the goddess #Hathor. The Goddess of love, motherhood and spiritual fertility has one of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KitiMachado
Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

This is one of the most fascinating temples in Egypt. It is 2,5h car ride from Luxor and it holds some of the most freak and unexplainable mysteries in the country: the bulbs, the melted stars and some other rare and uncommon hieroglyphs that rise...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank elputocardi
Reviewed 29 May 2019

A fascinating temple - The really well preserved and amazing colours of the original temple scenes and hieroglyphs are a highlight. Walk through and up the stairs to the top. Cleopatra VII is on the outside back wall of the temple. Some distance north of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank ATraveller363
Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

Not crowded. Cost to enter is 100 Egyptian pounds. Huge columns inside. Lots of color. The outside is carved in many different ways. Only known depiction of Cleopatra.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank wayne m
Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

There is not much to write as it all has been written before in the 5 star ratings. I could only repeat what others wrote. Let me just show you some of the photographs I have taken, then you decide... Oh and it's really not...More

Date of experience: April 2019
4  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

We went to the site early in the day and were met with peaceful solitude. Unlike a lot of places in Egypt, it was only us in the site. Really well preserved and great access for visitors to the tunnels and roof. Great addition to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 841LindaR
Reviewed 22 April 2019

This attraction has a double reference on TripAdvisor, the other reference being a listing for Dendera Temple Complex under the city of Qena. These are one and the same. The main building in this complex is the largely intact Temple of Hathor, dedicated to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank westy54
Reviewed 21 April 2019

This site was an administration and religious site from as early as 2320 BC. The Temple of Hathor is mainly in tact with a stone roof and columns. The outer Hypostyle Hall was built by the Roman Emperor Tiberius, the Romans respected the Egyptian gods...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sharaz
Reviewed 19 April 2019

If you want to see something in Egypt that will quite simply take your breath away then this one ought to do it. The preservations and colours of the ceilings and top of the columns inside are in an incredible state of preservation. The whole...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Wansbrough2012
Reviewed 12 April 2019

The temple of Hathor is really beautiful, especially the pronaos with its well preserved painted reliefs in a bright blue colour. Don't miss the reliefs depicting Cleopatra and her son in the external surface of the back wall of the temple. Before the main temple...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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6 September 2019|
Response from Constantinos2014 | Reviewed this property |
There are two recommended ways to go to Dendera: to book an organised tour or to arrange the trip with a taxi driver (with permission to carry tourists between cities). In the first case it is highly unlikely to be able to... More