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Temple of Kom Ombo

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Address: Kom Ombo, Egypt
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Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI...

Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometer in the 2nd century.

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my fav temple

this got to be my fav temple for our trip. we have seen many temples and I often find them similar after a while. but somehow, this temple just stick to my mind. maybe it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this got to be my fav temple for our trip. we have seen many temples and I often find them similar after a while. but somehow, this temple just stick to my mind. maybe it is because of the fact that it also houses the god of Sobek (the crocodile god, which not many temple house it)), or maybe the... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Temple of Kom Obo from our River Nile cruise boat. It docked next to the road that lead directly to the Temple, two hundred yards walk away. It is reached by climbing up some steps. It can be busy - when several boats are docked at the same time. I enjoyed seeing the ancient Egyptians surgical tools,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Uniworld Nile River cruise boat docked right in front of the Kom Ombo Temple for a 2 hour guided visit. This temple had a unique feature - two parallel temples in one structure because two gods were worshipped here. The right side of the temple was Sobek's and the left side was Horus's. Sobek's images, easily identified as a... More 

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Thank retireeVancouver
Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this as a stop on our cruise ship. Found it quite fascinating to see the ancient structures and how well they are preserved. Unfortunately most are struggling due to the rising water table and I hope they can figure out how to stop the damage. Definitely visit before it is too late.

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Thank EWR-NJ-traveler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the cruise one has to just walk and one finds the temple of Kom Ombo as one watches this temple with its magnificent structure depicting the past Egyptian history and era. Dr. Javed Rasheed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unusual double Temple dedicated to Sobek and Hathor is 168km south of Luxor. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels. The eastern walls of the outer passage around the temple are covered with reliefs of the king making offerings to various gods. On the northeast corner, he is shown kneeling... More 

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this temple. We stopped around sunset which made for some beautiful pictures. It was neat being able to see the temple from our river cruise ship and it was a short walk to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Go at night to see some - it is awesome. Make sure you check out the crocodile museum which is pretty cool.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Even if the Temple is not well preserved but it holds some unique details such as the Calendar, and the carvings representing the surgical instruments were used during ancient Egyptian time. There are 2 ways to visit this Temple: 1- the main way by a Nile Cruise, since all Nile cruises stop at this temple to visit. 2- driving to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

About half the temple is gone, but still very nice double temple. A museum with huge crocodile mummies is well worth the visit

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