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Sound and Light Show - Philae

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Address: Philae Island, Aswan 0097, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 2 33852880
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At each Philae Sound and Light show, the Egyptian gods and goddesses are,...

At each Philae Sound and Light show, the Egyptian gods and goddesses are, like Osiris, resurrected before our eyes to tell us their life stories. What would Isis say today if she learned that her temple was allowed to sit in water for many years? She would not be happy with this, but she would be proud to know that, like her husband Osiris, Philae was reborn so that new visitors can see the glory of Philae year after year. ...

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Aswan Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple
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Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple in Aswan

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Philae /ˈfaɪli/ (Greek: Φιλαί, Arabic: فيله‎‎  Egyptian Arabic: [fiːlæ], Egyptian pꜣ ı͗w q) is currently an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam downstream of the Aswan... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Philae /ˈfaɪli/ (Greek: Φιλαί, Arabic: فيله‎‎  Egyptian Arabic: [fiːlæ], Egyptian pꜣ ı͗w q) is currently an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex. These rapids and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to Philae Temple in the day time... and then went back a few nights later for the Sound and Light Show.. Which takes you back in time.. U almost feel as if you are there with the Pharaoh"s..Tours are in English, German, French.. and I think Spanish.... To be there and hear the History is so amazing!!

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Thank Wickedwonder
Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We kept moving from scene to scene narrating the cradle of civilzation. The lights and sounds were heart taking

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Thank Kelsetohy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

isis is the hero of this temple story i loved the atmosphere and the transportation to philae at night is charming as its a spot of light in the darkness of the nile

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tasteful sound and light show surrounds you as you walk through the temple, following the lights, listening to the dialogue. You will feel close to Isis.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well as I said prior it is a thrill to be there at night and the temple with the different lights....and you can wander around to some degree---not just sitting all the time. OK the narration is hokey but the experience at night is well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Amazing amazing experience on the most beautiful temple island. To be at Philae at night is magical.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

1st, you watch the color light and sound show outside. Then you went inside to see the 2nd part. 2nd part is still light and sound. But once you finish the 2nd part, we go outside again to see the projector show with some images. I think it is not suitable to kids as the stories they told are historic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The show is relatively expensive (though still only 100 Egyptian pounds). Most important for you to know, they require 7 guests to operate the show. We had 5 in our group and were the only ones there and had to buy 2 extra tickets. But it was worth it. We found the interior of Philae breathtaking at night. We also... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice place. If you travel to Aswan, You should go there. You will enjoy listening to ancient Egyptian stories.

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