When Amelia Edwards, the famous British travel writer, first visited Philae in 1873, her captivating words about the experience still apply today: “The approach by water is quite the most beautiful. Seen from the level of a small boat, the island, with its palms, its colonnades, its pylons, seems to rise out of the river like a mirage. Piled rocks frame it on either side, or the purple mountains close up the distance. As the boat glides nearer between glistening boulders, those sculptured towers rise higher and even higher against the sky.

Philae Temple Sound and Lights Show
THE MONUMENT
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THE MONUMENT
Like the Pyramids of Giza, Philae was a popular tourist spot for 18th and 19th century travelers.
When these people visited, they saw brightly painted walls and columns much like they were in ancient times. But Philae was submerged underwater after the Aswan Dam was built, and the brightly painted colors of Philae were gone forever. Luckily, a joint project between UNESCO and the Egyptian government rescued Philae from the Nile’s waters.
The project occurred over a period of ten years, between 1970 and 1980. First, engineers constructed a large dam around the island of Philae. They then used powerful pumps to remove the water. After a painstaking process, Philae temple was separated and labeled into 40,000 individual blocks and pieces. The entire temple was moved, piece by piece, to higher ground on another island and put back together like a jigsaw puzzle. The island where Philae was originally situated is now underwater in the murky depths of Lake Nasser Even though today’s tourists cannot witness all of the original beauty of Philae, the temple itself is in amazing condition and it is easy to see why it was such an important temple for the ancient Egyptians.
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When Amelia Edwards, the famous British travel writer, first visited Philae in 1873, her captivating words about the experience still apply today: “The approach by water is quite the most beautiful. Seen from the level of a small boat, the island, with its palms, its colonnades, its pylons, seems to rise out of the river like a mirage. Piled rocks frame it on either side, or the purple mountains close up the distance. As the boat glides nearer between glistening boulders, those sculptured towers rise higher and even higher against the sky.
All looks solid, stately and perfect. One forgets for the moment that anything is changed. If a sound of antique chanting were to be borne along the quiet air, if a procession of white-robed priests bearing aloft the veiled ark of the God, were to come sweeping round between the palms and pylons, we should not think it strange.”
At each Philae Sound and Light show, the Egyptian gods and goddesses are, like Osiris, resurrected before our eyes to tell us their life stories. What would Isis say today if she learned that her temple was allowed to sit in water for many years? She would not be happy with this, but she would be proud to know that, like her husband Osiris, Philae was reborn so that new visitors can see the glory of Philae year after year. …
TOUR ITINERARY
Pick up from your hotel to enjoy an enchanting Time at one of Egypt’s finest outdoors Spectacles at Philae Temple. Here the history of the Great Pharaohs is narrated with dramatic sound and light After finish your Tour show transfer you back to your Hotel and that is the end of our Services.
PROGRAM INCLUDES
A/C transportation two ways
Representatives join you in the two ways
Entrance Fees
PROGRAM EXCLUDES
All things of personal matter – Tips
WHAT YOU BRING
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THE KARNAK TEMPLE SHOW TIME

Show Day

Show 1 Summer Winter 8:00 PM 6:30 PM

Show 2 Summer Winter 9:15 PM 7:30 PM

Show 3 Summer Winter 10:30 PM 8:30 PM

Monday

English

French

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Tuesday

French

English

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Wednesday

French

English

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Thursday

French

Spanish

English

Friday

English

French

Italian

Saturday

English

Arabic

French

Sunday

German

French

English

Rates are per Person in Euro

1 Person

2 – 4 Persons

5 – 10 Persons

11 – 15 Persons

16 – 20 Persons

21 – 30 Persons

31 & More

60 us$

45 us$

42 us$

40 us$

35 us$

30 us$

25 us$

NOTES
All timings are in Cairo local time. Please note that the show schedule might change at any time. Please check our website to makes sure you are updated with the moment’s show time or check www.soundandlight.com.eg

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