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Address: Al Balyana, Egypt

Once the cult center of Osiris, god of the dead, this was considered the...

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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Temple of Seti I – Day Trip from Luxor

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 are amazing. The original colours from thousands of years ago are still quite vibrant on... More 

Thank Bill C
Mont-sur-Rolle, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 drawback is that you will have to take a complete day trip if you want... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in Abydos by the complex. This was the first stop whilst visiting both sites. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 that said, it's not particularly easy to get here as a day trip - about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 temple isn't original it adds to the ambiance. Abydos itself was a very large area... More 

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Amazing, amazing, amazing. As part of a two-week tour, we talked our guide into a day trip up from Luxor to Abydos and Dendera, and our group of five had the place to ourselves. Our guide also asked if we wanted to see the Temple of Ramses II, which is part of the complex, but he warned us that it... More 

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Leicester England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is one of the temples one must visit. Situated in West Bank , Luxor and with its surroundings being cleaned up and renovated, not to purists tastes. What amazing art is hidden inside. The amazing murals with extreme detailing may mesmerize you and you can take your time to take photographs in detail. the light in some areas is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Hard to imagine that the temple dates back to @1270 BC with some parts dating to the First Dynasty or before 3000 BC. The main structure is filled with columns and wall reliefs featuring Pharos and gods that still retain their original paint. Off the beaten track and not to be missed. We arrived by private taxi from Luxor and... More 

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