Sound and Light Show - Philae

Sound and Light Show - Philae

Sound and Light Show - Philae
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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? 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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H_M
Ann Arbor, MI32 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Honestly, considering the cost, time, and quality of the show, I think it is not worth it. Save your time, money, and energy. Aswan is so beautiful, if you run out of ideas, simply enjoy the nile!
Written 24 December 2023
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NippieSweetie
Glasgow, UK103 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Over rated, overpriced and disappointing.

Too much standing around then walking over uneven surfaces, it’s very hot even at night in November.

I also don’t recommend this activity for anyone with mobility or visual impairments because of too much time spent standing around waiting for the show to start then having to walk on poorly lit uneven ground. It also took a while before the audience were seated.

The lighting effects were ordinary and underwhelming, no synchronicity with audio either. The story was interesting but you could read that or hear it from a tour guide, Philae by day is stunning.
Written 10 November 2023
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Neil V
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Highly overrated.
The "show" is nothing more than a slowly narrated explanation of the site that you can get from any tour guide. The lights seem to be random; they simply turn on for a while then turn off, seemingly unrelated and not timed (or at the very least badly timed) to the narration. The whole production is clearly outdated.
It was neat to see the site lit up at night, but it was definitely not worth the cost of entry. I recommend that you spend your money elsewhere.
Written 10 November 2023
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jannkristen
Acme, MI7 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
This was not what we expected. It is a historical narrative with very few light changes. Our group thought it was just so so….
Written 7 April 2023
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Lee S
Australia2,580 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This temple was built around 370 BC to the god Isis. The light & sound show gives you a run down about Isis & Egypt history this was a unique Experience. Good footwear is a must on uneven ground at night, try and use your phone light if possible.
Written 9 October 2022
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,742 contributions
Sept 2021
We returned at night after our day visit for the Sound and Light show. Interesting story as told by the Nile with all the buildings being lit up. Definitely worth the return visit.
Written 24 November 2021
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jsthouston
Houston, TX6,192 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Visited during the day and for the light show and a day visit is better. At night you can't get to the roof and so many detailed inscriptions on the walls are lost.
Written 5 May 2021
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Sharr S
Portland, OR48 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
After seeing numerous monuments during our tour of Egypt, this was a unique experience. The show was 15 minutes too long but worth the adventure.
Written 29 March 2020
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Kaushik G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India93 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a once in a lifetime experience to udnerstand the glorious civilizational history of Egypt. This area was one of the most important seat of Egyptian history.
Written 11 February 2020
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Klaus R
10 contributions
Dec 2019
The Philae light show is worth the visit if you are interested in history. The light effects are quite good and the story that goes with it is interesting. Make sure that you have good footwear as walking in the semi-dark may pose a challenge for some. We enjoyed the show.
Written 6 January 2020
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