The Temples of Abydos and The Temple of Dendera & Local Lunch
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A full-day trip to the temple sites at Dandara, 50 km north of Luxor, the most impressive complex of temples between Cairo and Luxor. Followed by a visit to nearby Abydos, with its superb mortuary temple of Seti I.These 2 temples are among of the most preserved & majestic sites in Egypt, and strangely among the least frequented sites in the whole country
Leaving early from Luxor to start our full day trip, you will admire quaint villages on the way to Abydos which is a city in Sohag governorate, the ancient Egyptian believed of god (Lord of the underworld) to be buried there. This temple was built by King Seti I, and completed by King Ramsess II, known as temple of Seti I. The paintings of the Gods and Pharaohs on the walls of the Osiris Temple at Abydos are among the most beautifully preserved in Egypt.
Reaching Qena Governorate after visiting Abydos temple, we will have lunch in a local restaurant there.
Visiting Dandara temple, which is dedicated to goddess Hathor, goddess of love and joy, one of the most preserved temples in Egypt. the main attractions of the temple is the mystical Dandara Zodiac signs which is a map to the stars on a plane projection showing 12 constellation of the found on the ceiling of the Osiris chapel, they were used in creating and organizing the ancient Egyptian calendar.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Luxor - hotels and Nile cruises. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If it’s your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure, same goes to the cruise ships.
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