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Dendera Abydos Day Trip from Luxor
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Once the cult center of Osiris, god of the dead, this was considered the holiest of Egyptian towns in Pharaonic times. Today this area contains the Cenotaph Temple of Seti I, one of the most intact temples remaining in Egypt that was built between 1294-1279 BC.
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Al Balyana, Egypt
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

We visited Abydos along with Dendera via private taxi as an all-day trip. At Abydos, the main attraction is the Temple of Seti I (c. 1290 BC), which he didn't live to complete (this was done by his son Ramesses II). The bits Ramesses II...More

Thank Bielding
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Came to Abydos with Hager from Memphis Tours, on a private trip. Hager made the trip special with her informative expertise. Even without a guide this is a serene place, sunlight coming in beams through the roof, the great columns and solid walls covered with...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

40 le for entrance 20 le for photography tripod allowed Abydos is 90 km north of Luxor and lies in the town of al-Balyana. It is the Temple of Seti I. Honestly speaking, from the outside, it does not look impressive at all. However, as...More

Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I took a day trip from Luxor with a private guide to visit Abydos and Dendara. First stop was at Abydos which was a 2.5-hour drive from Luxor. The highlight at Abydos was the Temple of Seti I. The carvings on the columns and walls...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This temple is one of the most incredible temple of Egypt. The hieroglyphs are in perfect state of conservation. My favourite aspect is the atmosphere of this temple, especially the light going through the roof and creating beams of light inside the temple. The only...More

Thank Christophe_Lap
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Booked a private tour to Dendera and Abydos. Booked this tour day trip with Expedia, which was contracted to Elegant Voyage, who in turn, subcontracted to the local expert driver and guide, this was very nice day trip with added lunch at a local stop...More

1  Thank Credz
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If ever giving the chance, go take a look at this temple ,well worth the time and effort, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending to everyone, the history and stories about the place are good.

Thank ryanc3
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a really remarkable temple, with multiple sanctuaries and some of the most stunning carvings I've seen. We had it completely to ourselves, which was a cool experience as well. The Osireion in the back was unique and certainly not to be missed. With...More

2  Thank Sam N
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times and never tire of seti 1 temple and complex it was too hot to explore ramses 11 temple close by but worth a trip in cooler weather

Thank mchawkins1
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We traveled to Abydos from Luxor, which was a surprisingly long drive (over 4hrs). Long drive aside, this site is incredibly important in ancient Egyptian history. The reliefs in Seti's temple are magnificent. The colors are still quite vivid, and while the roof of the...More

Thank Andrew S
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