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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...more
Philae Island, Aswan 0097, Egypt
+20 100 439 7534
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All reviews sound and light show seated area british actors different parts show starts boat ride temple complex well worth the trip goddess isis day tour abu simbel commentary philae corny dramatic illuminated island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't really want to go to a light show, thinking they were touristy and sort of dumb. However, I relaxed in the balmy air of the evening and the lights on the temple, and ended up being carried away by the show and got...More

Thank colleenmariem
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A nice story told by some famous British actors but it was just lights turning on and off highlighting various parts of the structure. The seating area is not raked so if it is crowded your view is limited. Advise taking a torch as the...More

Thank TishLondon
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Beautiful site which comes alive after dark. the story is a true love story told in a dramatic way and reminded me of the old greek tales.

Thank Sprout1Cheshire
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Egypt has many but this one is unique ,i guess the location of the temple and being on an island in the middle of the water of the Nile made it spectacular and unique .

Thank Kingofnubia
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My daughter and I travelled to Egypt late April 2018, it was one of the amazing holidays made even more spectacular by our tour guide Egyptologist Michael Farah. We travelled in small buses in groups of 10 people. Our tour guide was excellent. The Pyramids...More

Thank pamelasamson1
Reviewed 15 June 2018

I attended the last showing of the light show which was in arabic, the atmosphere was incredible. You start by riding a boat to get you to the temple, where you get a beautiful view of a lighted temple at night, then when all the...More

1  Thank Farah B
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I would probably still do it just to see the temple lit up at night, but the narrative needs to be completely revamped. It is pretty bad.

Thank nikita606
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is really nice to see in the evening if you are trying to beat the heat but it really is so much better during the day. The audio that accompanies the light show seems a bit hokey but it's still nice to experience this...More

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Creative and dynamic retelling of the history of the temple complex. Kept me thoroughly engaged throughout.

Thank AkramI40
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We travelled over to the island on a motor boat To begin we stood facing the temple whilst the legend of Isis was told to us by actors, and various bits of the building were lit dramatically in white and green lights The story continued...More

1  Thank Colin K
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15 October 2016|
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Response from FGM66 | Reviewed this property |
I would say that it would be extremely difficult for a wheelchair user, as there are many steps and a lot of uneven ground to go over.