Abydos
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Jason
Scotland, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
booked a solo private tour via marsa alam tours hurghada to abydos and dendara temples, picked up 5am by AC sedan car with good driver, nice and quiet. 3.5 drive through the desert , picked up the guide - the walking egyption historian - Osama Allam +201066405098
was awesome - got to see touch feel ancient egypt at my own pace and without the luxor mass crowds, osama explained all in finite detail right down to kartoosh meanings, got back to hurghada hotel 6pm
cost - less than £120 all in
Written 14 March 2024
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Virginia444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Abydos is no short drive from Luxor — plan pretty much on a full day trip when seeing both this and Dendera which is right on your way there. But like Dendera, what you get in return is one of the most beautifully-preserved archaeological treasures in Egypt, and with far less crowds to deal with. Along with the original colors still visible in many places, this temple is noted by historians for its comprehensive list of Egyptian kings — and for alien theorists, for the carvings of what appear to be a helicopter and submarine. (Both the list and the "alien craft" require greater explanations, easily findable on line.) Literally on top that, this is the only temple we visited where you can walk on the original roof. As always, unless you are highly-versed in ancient Egyptian history, a guide is essential to help you make the most of your visit. Highly recommended.
Written 16 February 2024
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smallbug_11
San Francisco, CA96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
One of the best temples I had visited in Egypt. you need a full day to visit this magnificent architecture. It's not touristy at all which is a pus.
Written 24 April 2023
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Graham M
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The best temple in Egypt. Intact roof and stunning interior. The condition and colours are stunning. Then there are the mysteries including the helicopter and origins of the Oserium. To visit is a privilege not to be missed
Written 15 March 2023
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Mohamed T
Cairo, Egypt184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
One of the most beautiful temple sites in Egypt, sadly, it is a hidden gem in Sohag since it is not visited by a lot of tourists. The site is amazing, Seti I temple is breath taking, the energy flowing there is different. The list of the kings who have ruled egypt is in the pathway of the temple, again majestic. The other two sites are simply magnificent also, wether Ramses II temple or the impossible to build Osireion are breath taking.
Must visit.
Written 21 February 2023
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EmilHaarlem
Haarlem, The Netherlands197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
It takes a time from Luxor to visit Abydos.But what a treat this is where it started.The best day to go is on a Friday.There is no market and less traffic.So we made it in 2.15 hours from Luxor.That will save a lot of time…
Take your time to see all Abydos highlights.Beautiful high colored carvings.Strange hieroglyphs and much more to explore.Seti the 1 and Ramses 2 and 3 will welcome you.
Written 16 January 2023
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Temple of Seti I is located in Abydos which is 1.5 hours from Sohag. It's very well preserved. The most famous attractions there are the Abydos Pharaoh List and the Helicopter Hieroglyphs. The former is not hard to locate, it's on the wall of a narrow corridor to the left of the second Hypostyle Hall. The Helicopter stone is part of the ceiling in the first Hypostyle Hall. You have to ask an attendant to point you in the right direction (I was assisted by a friendly young policeman in finding it). And of course the bas-reliefs and paintings in the sanctuaries are magnificent.
Written 13 November 2021
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Tankred W
Alicante, Spain161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Abydos is a very beautiful site, ancient, currently there are very few visitors. Actually, we were the only ones. Thus it was a unique experience. Don't hesitate to go there.
Written 5 April 2021
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Paul J
Western Australia, Australia90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited this during the day and viewed it from outside floodlit at night as we stayed in the nearby House of Life Hotel. Some of the wall carvings have been recently cleaned and are full colour, including a solar boat. Note that camera tickets are required (EGP 300 about AUD 30) tho' mobile phone photos are free!
Written 13 March 2020
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wishfrog
Humboldt County, USA282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Definitely see the Temple of Seti II, but if you take the time to poke around you'll see there's lots going on in Abydos, including active digs and a mind-blowing archive digitalzation and conservation project.
Written 23 February 2020
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