Welcome to Philae

The romantic aura and the grandeur of the Temple of Isis (adult/child E£40/20; 7am-4pm Oct-May, to 5pm Jun-Sep) on the island of Philae (fee-leh) lured pilgrims for thousands of years, and during the 19th century the ruins became one of Egypt’s most legendary tourist attractions. After the building of the old Aswan Dam, Philae was swamped for six months of every year by the high waters, allowing travellers to take... Read More

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