New Kalabsha

New Kalabsha, Aswan

New Kalabsha
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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shapgo
Hartsdale, NY1,042 contributions
Worth the visit
Feb. 2020
Although you need to take a boat to get to the site, it was a pleasure to tour since not many tourists go.
It is the largest freestanding Nubian temple that was removed and reconstructed.
The temple was dedicated to Mandulis, the Nubian god of religion. It preserves both the Egyptian and Greek histories.
Written 6 April 2020
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AdriZaAst
Milan, Italy172 contributions
First taste of lake Nasser
Feb. 2020
It surely isn't as beautiful as the nearby temple of Phile, but it deserves a visit. The internal carvings are well preserved and have some remaining color and there is a nice circular nilometer that can't be found elsewhere in Aswan. On the island you can find other three temples (two dedicated to Ramses and a small roman structure). It is also the first temple complex you will visit when starting the Nasser Lake cruise.
Written 1 March 2020
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JPDM 🌈🌈🌈
Austin, Canada52,829 contributions
We could have skipped this one
Oct. 2019
Maybe we were “out-templed” but we found this temple uninteresting and not quite as well preserved as the others. It was moved from where the lake now is and either they did a poor job moving it or it was dammaged by the locals (our guide’s version). We should have spent less time in the area and skip this place.
The boat ride was the highlight.
Written 11 October 2019
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ATraveller363
Hampshire, UK102 contributions
A relocated masterpiece.
May 2019 • Solo
Like Abu Simbel this place was cut up and relocated to it's current position due to the High Dam in the 1960s. Myself and Egyptology tour guide were the only people here. For a temple it's quite plain on the outside but charming on the inside. When you have these places to yourself they become even more stunning. Walk around the outside to the smaller temples.
Written 29 May 2019
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SergeCannasse
Paris, France27 contributions
nice temple
Apr. 2019 • Couples
a very well preserved temple, to visit in the same trip as Philae. as usual, bargain with unpleasant boat people is unavoidable
Written 2 May 2019
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK4,956 contributions
Great small site with no visitors
Apr. 2019 • Couples
A really nice small site all the better for there being very few people, us two and another three with a guide somewhere else on the island. 200E for the return boat, don't pay until you get back, and 60E each entry. And one wonderful large temple ornately covered with carvings as well as several smaller sites. Well worth a quick hour and its very near Philea temple which you will no doubt be also visiting.
Written 24 April 2019
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peppernc69
north carolina93 contributions
peaceful
Feb. 2019 • Family
Island has a grand approach, interesting guide, walking with Mohammed around the peaceful island, and "meditating" in the sanctuary.
Written 13 March 2019
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,092 contributions
Must see!
Jan. 2019 • Friends
Had prearranged this with our tour guide but we went on our own. We wandered around for 1 1/2 hours which was plenty of time for us to see all the sights here. I really enjoyed it, not so busy and great examples of ancient Egyptian art - some in colour!
Written 4 March 2019
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David B L
Los Angeles, CA8,326 contributions
New Kalabsha - off the beaten path
Oct. 2018 • Couples
We’d read up about New Kalabsha & decided to visit it even though it was off the beaten path & took some arranging to get there. Located in the lake nestled between the Old & New Aswan Dams. Very few tourists there so we almost had New Kalabsha Temple to ourselves. Very nice excursion. Highly recommended!
Written 6 February 2019
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neastloon
Aberdeen, UK406 contributions
Interesting
Jan. 2019 • Solo
Had pre-arranged through my travel agent a pick up from hotel and tour with guide to the temples.
Only 2 other tourists on the island.
No vendors selling you things, I assume the chaps who work in your hotel or bakery on the cruise boat were actually at work!
Might be difficult to turn and find a boat for hire.
No toilets on island or anywhere to buy drinks.
Pathed pathway in good condition around the monuments.
There is a lack of written information on the information boards.
Plus side was no crowds or vendors.
My guide was Tarek Faowy who spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable. Send me a personal message if you want his details.
Written 12 January 2019
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