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Address: Near Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
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USD 24.80*
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Private Tour: Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser
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USD 55.00*
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Day Tour to Kalabsha Temple and Nubian Museum from Aswan
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USD 40.00*
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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

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Largest free-standing Nubian temple

You get here by motorboat. This is found in Lake Nasser which means this is not its original location and that it had been moved in the 1960s. It is believed that this is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Sharon M
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Abingdon, Maryland
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Abingdon, Maryland
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677 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

You get here by motorboat. This is found in Lake Nasser which means this is not its original location and that it had been moved in the 1960s. It is believed that this is the largest free-standing Nubian temple. At one time this temple was used as a church. There are some very unusual hieroglyphics here, namely the Nubian god,... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

this is not a very famous site so we were not sure what to expect. Its one of the sites moved to higher ground by UNESCO with the help of Germany in this case. It has five temples or parts of them in fact and also rock paintings from pre-pharonic egypt. Its completely isolated we were the only people there... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Kalabsha was on our itinerary as we toured Aswan and we enjoyed the visit. Not crowded, we had a leisurely time exploring the several temples.

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brasschaat, belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The new arranged site of New Kalabsha consists of several Nubian temples and parts of tempels. They all have been relocated by UNESCO when the High Dam was built. I would recommend to visit them: the area is so quiet, peacefuly... and yet history is there. From some smaller constructions only parts remain, nevertheless they are worth to be seen.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Of course was moved. Of course is tremendously big and beautiful. Great job performed by Germans in a great area and historical relevante. Acess By boat in 10m. 5 sites in 1 hour around the time. Deserves a visit and a good photo machine.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Amidst all the rancour associated with visiting an Egyptian temple, Kalabsha stands out in its quiet grandeur. When we visited the temple, we were the only people around for more than an hour. Our guide (arranged through Aswan Individual) had to actually go hunting for a boatman to take us across!! Unlike Philae, you cross the Nile to get to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This small island, just above the Aswan High Dam (which you can do on the way), contains several UNESCO relocated Nubian temples, fragments of temples, and the rock cut Chapel of Beit El Wali. The Temple is Roman in origin, being constructed under Octavian/Augustus, the Roman who defeated Anthony and Cleopatra. It's dedicated to the Nubian Sun God Mandulis and... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We got a taxi from the Corniche in Aswan to the ferry point at Kalabsha near the High Dam and return for LE100. We couldn't negotiate the motor-boat fare any lower than LE100 for two passengers - it was very quiet at the ferry point so not much bargaining power on our side. We asked for the pick-up time at... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This temple is one of the later ones and nowhere near as large as the better known ones at Luxor, but still worth a visit. It is another that had to be moved when the dam was built. It is in very good condition with areas of the wall carvings still showing colours where they were painted, so easier to... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Built by the last of the Ptloemy pharaohs with Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus to honor the local god Mandulis. There were no crowds here so it was much easier to walk around and explore.

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