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Abydos

Al Balyana, Egypt
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing temple. Apparently, parts of it are 7000 years old. It took us about 4 hours from Luxor to get there - it was worth it. The road is excellent. For the last few miles, we were accompanied by a police vehicle...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

One of the longest rides(and the bumpiest) of the tour but totally worth it. Like all Egyptian temples the entrance was made to impress and even in ruins it was lovely. Tiny birds have made it their home and the remaining colors are impressive. It...More

Thank Skyros7
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Abydos is so beautiful that you could stay there for hours just admiring the walls. and the temple is full of birds that make it even more special! Must see with no doubt

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I went to Abydos very early in the morning and what a beautiful sight. The cartouche are so detailed and beautiful and I could have spend hours and hours there. I can only recommend a visit there

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Abydos is approx. 170km (3.5 hour drive) north of Luxor, the last 10k's is done by police escort (do not be concerned as this is standard procedure). This is where the Pharoh's pilgrimaged in life and after death. It has still some original colours from...More

Thank Rodman100
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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
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The temple of Seti 1 at Abydos is generally regarded as having the best carvings of all the temples and monuments of Egypt. It is not easy to get to (a 3 hour car trip from Luxor), but well worth it. The painting is well...More

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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
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

More than meets the eye- do not be put off by the long drive- the brown temple and do not assume that it is boring- venture inside and be wooed by reliefs as well as great colours on the walls of the temple. A wonderful...More

Thank WMBandit
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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
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