Ancient Egyptian Temples

Discover the true Cradle of Human Civilization when you visit Egypt. While most people tend to associate the country with its infamous pyramids, there are also many equally as impressive ancient Egyptian temples. Most of the best ones are found along the length of the Nile River Valley, from Luxor to Aswan.

The best way to experience these remarkable tourist attractions would be to look for Egypt tour packages that include a Nile River cruise since practically all cruises include a visit to the most famous temples, including the breathtaking Abu Simbel Temple; Philae Temple; Luxor Temple and etc.

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Abu Simbel Temples - Front view of Temple of King Ramses II

Abu Simbel Temples – Rock Carved Temples Of Ramesses II

The Abu Simbel Temples are two exceptionally fascinating rock-cut temples constructed during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses the Great in the 13th century BCE.
Temple of Seboua at Wadi El Seboua

Wadi El Seboua – Home To Egypt’s Many Rescued Historical Sites

Visiting Wadi El Seboua while you’re touring Lake Nasser makes for an unforgettable experience since the area is home to a number of relocated ancient sites.
Temple of Wadi El Seboua. Lake Nasser, Egypt

Temple of Wadi El Seboua – Twin Temples Located In The Valley Of Lions

The Temple of Wadi El Seboua is located at Wadi El Seboua, an area also known as the Valley of Lions, and there are actually two temples, both of which are worth exploring.
Temple of Dakka in Nubia, Upper Egypt

Temple Of Dakka – An Ancient Nubian Monument Built For Thoth

The fascinating Temple of Dakka at Wadi El Seboua is believed to be more than 2,000 years old, and historians believe it was originally built for Thoth.
Philae Temple of Isis - the First Pylon

Philae Temple – A Relocated Ancient Temple Of Isis

Philae Temple is a well preserved ancient temple that was dedicated to the goddess Isis. It was built in 380 BC and then abandoned in the 6th century.
Lake Nasser

Kalabsha Temple – Saved From Waters Of The Mighty Lake Nasser

Egypt has many temples that are much more famous than Kalabsha Temple, but what makes this site special is the fact that it was rescued from Lake Nasser.
Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo Temple – Twin Temples of the Ptolemaic Dynasty

Kom Ombo Temple is unique in that it’s actually a perfectly symmetrical “double” Ptolemaic temple built to honor two sets of gods: god Sobek and god Horus.
Luxor Temple at night - Luxor, Thebes

Luxor Temple – An Ancient Temple Of Pharoah Amenophis III

Luxor Temple is one of six ancient temples found in the vicinity of Luxor. It was built by Amenophis III for worshipping the gods Amun, Chons and Mut.
The Sacred Lake of Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple – Largest Religious Site Of The Ancient World

Karnak Temple is a vast collection of religious structures dating back more than four thousand years, and it is the oldest religious site of the ancient world.
Temple of Hibis

Temple of Hibis – A Resurrected 26th Dynasty Roman Temple

Relinquish yourself to the splendor of an ancient Persian era temple nestled in the lush green Kharga Oasis; explore the resurrected 26th dynasty Temple of Hibis.
Temple of Qasr Dush, Kharga Oasis view

Temple of Qasr Dush – A Fascinating Relic Of Roman Strength

Wonder through an ancient Roman fortress temple; marvel at the iconic domed ceilings and think of the Roman soldiers that once manned its gates – visit Qasr Dush.
Upper Temple of Nadura

Temple of Nadura – A Mysterious Roman Temple Left To Die

Visit the ruins of the ancient Temple of Nadura that once looked over the Kharga Oasis; explore other nearby Roman Temples, or simply soak up the ambience of oasis living.
Deir El Hagar Temple

Deir El Hagar Temple – An Ancient Wonder Preserved By Nature

Experience the Sahara; visit oases; sample traditional desert cuisine; relax in natural springs, and come face to face with fascinating cultures when you visit Deir El Hagar Temple.
Temple of Amun, Siwa Oasis

Amun Temple Siwa – Oracle Antiquity Hidden In Isolation

Buckle up for a journey into isolation; explore the fascinating Valley of Golden Mummies, and walk in the footsteps of Alexander the Great at Amun Temple Siwa.
Ruins at the Temple of Ain El Muftella

Temple Of Ain El Muftella – Chapels Devoured By The Desert

Drive in style or ride a camel; bathe and relax in refreshing natural springs at the Bahariya Oasis, and spend hours strolling through the 26th dynasty Temple Of Ain El Muftella.
Qasr El Labeka, Kharga Oasis

Qasr El Labeka – Ancient Aqueducts; Temples And Tombs Await

Venture off the beaten track; brave the Sahara; experience life in the Kharga Oasis, and explore the area’s most spectacular ancient temple complex when you visit Qasr El Labeka.
The inside courtyard of the Temple of Maharraqua, Lake Nasser

Temple of Maharraqua – An Old Nubian Temple Shrouded In Mystery

Like many historical sites in Egypt, there are many unanswered question relating to the Temple of Maharraqua, and the mystery is likely to remain unsolved.
Temple of Derr, Lake Nasser

Temple Of Derr – A Splendid Rock Cut Marvel Built By Ramessess II

Rameesess II is one of Ancient Egypt’s best known pharaohs thanks to his long and impressively victorious reign, and the Temple of Derr is a fitting reminder.
Temple of Beit El Wali, Lake Nasser

Temple Of Beit El Wali – A Fascinating Reminder Of Ramesess II

Located at the site of New Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit El Wali was built by Ramesess II, and while it might be relatively small, it’s also very fascinating.
Kiosk of Kertassi, Lake Nasser

Kiosk Of Kertassi – An Ancient Roman Relic Saved From Destruction

When the Aswan High Dam was built, it created the world’s largest manmade lake, Lake Nasser, and many ancient sites were at risk, including the Kiosk of Kertassi.
Amada Temple, Lake Nasser

Amada Temple – Visiting The Oldest Egyptian Temple In Nubia

Amada Temple is the oldest known Egyptian temple in Nubia. Despite have been altered over the years, it’s a great place to visit during a Lake Nasser cruise.
Gebel Silsila Temple of Haremhab

Gebel El Silsila Temple – A Historical Site Not Often Visited By Tourists

Gebel El Silsila Temple which is located not far from Aswan was rescued from Lake Nasser, but because of it’s location, it has remained largely out of reach to tourists.
Temple of Khnum, Esna

Temple of Khnum – A Must-See Attraction In The Quiet Town Of Esna

The Temple of Khnum is located is the relatively quiet town of Esna, and many visitors find that there is actually a lot to see, rather than only the temple.
Edfu Temple of Horus

Edfu Temple – One Of Egypt’s Best Preserved Ancient Temples

Edfu Temple is a Greco-Roman temple constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, and it is without question one of the best preserved ancient temples in Egypt.
The Ramesseum Temple in Luxor - Mortuary Temple of Ramses II

The Ramesseum Temple in Luxor - Mortuary Temple of Ramses II

The Ramesseum Temple, located in the West Bank of Luxor, was the mortuary temple of Ramses II, whose 67 year rule saw the creation of many fabulous public buildings and architectural wonders.
Queen Hatshepsut Temple - Built in honor of the longest living female Pharaoh

Queen Hatshepsut Temple – One Of Egypt’s Great Wonders

Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple is a mortuary temple located near the Valley of Kings, and it is today considered to be one of the great wonders of Ancient Egypt.
Temple of Medinet Habu, Luxor

Medinet Habu – An Ancient Mortuary Temple Of Ramesses III

Medinet Habu is an ancient mortuary temple of Ramesses III located on Luxor’s West Bank. It’s most famous for its many reliefs and giant Ramesses III statues.
Temple of Karnak lit up at night during the Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show

Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show – Worth Considering A Visit

No trip to the city of Luxor in Egypt is complete without a visit to the Karnak Temple complex, and the Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show is a definite must see.
Dendera Temple Complex, Egypt

Dendera Temple Complex – Home To Egypt’s Best Preserved Temple

The Dendera temple complex is located approximately 60 km from Luxor, and it is most famous for its striking Temple of Hathor, Egypt’s best preserved temple.
Tempel of Pharaoh Seti I, Abydos

Abydos – One Of The Oldest Sacred Ancient Cities Discovered

The sacred city of Abydos is one of the oldest cities of Ancient Egypt, and it’s also considered to be one of the most important archeological sites ever discovered.
Philae Temple Sound and Light Show

The Philae Temple Sound And Light Show - Don't Miss This!

The Philae Temple Sound and Light Show is very popular with tourists because it combines the fascination of an historical temple with modern entertainment.