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Temple of Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo

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Noted for its perfect symmetry, Temple of Kom Ombo nestles on a jutting headland overlooking the Nile. Commissioned by Ptolemy VI in the 1st century BCE, the structure was later expanded by other rulers, then largely fell into decay before French archaeologists restored it in the late 19th century. Inspect the detailed friezes and hieroglyphs on the walls of the temple, dedicated to gods Horus and Sobek, or view the hundreds of preserved crocodile mummies displayed at the onsite museum. For Temple of Kom Ombo and beyond, use our Kom Ombo trip itinerary planning app to get the most from your Kom Ombo vacation.
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  • A nice temple but surrounded by hassley sellers telling me that there is no hassle but with lots of hassle. The security guards also followed us around and asked for tips. We are pretty good at... 
    A nice temple but surrounded by hassley sellers telling me that there is no hassle but with lots of hassle. The security guards also followed us around and asked for tips. We are pretty good at...  more »
  • We had a fabulous morning in KOM OMBU temple ! A temple for HORUS ( sky God) son of ISIS and OSIRUS.; as well as for SOBEK the crocodile God! The hieroglyphs, the pillars against thx bright blue... 
    We had a fabulous morning in KOM OMBU temple ! A temple for HORUS ( sky God) son of ISIS and OSIRUS.; as well as for SOBEK the crocodile God! The hieroglyphs, the pillars against thx bright blue...  more »
  • Visited as part of a Nile cruise. Visited at night when floodlit along with many other boats. It was somewhat crowded as it is a smallish area and all the boats tend to arrive at similar times. Also.....  more
    Visited as part of a Nile cruise. Visited at night when floodlit along with many other boats. It was somewhat crowded as it is a smallish area and all the boats tend to arrive at similar times. Also.....  more »
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  • A beautiful little temple right on the bank of Nile. We enjoyed the sun set and it was magical. However sometimes this visit can be very rushed due to the cruise departure schedule.
  • Like most we visited as part of a cruise. Ships jostling for position on arrival was entertaining. Uphill walk to temple site. Our guide bought our tickets on the day from the booth. Loved the history and layout of this temple. Even better in the golden hpur before sunset. Tip: get on the top deck for good views and photos as your Nile cruise boat arrives.
  • Visited as part of a cruise. Very interesting place, I wish there was more time in it, the guide from the ship ran through the info about the place and there were huge amount of people and ships. If you want to know more, try and look up information before getting there:) Also, be aware of the people that will try and sell you stuff, there are many of them there, including children, which was a bit annoying! He crocodile museum was very interesting and once again, I wish there was more time to look at it.
  • Stopped here on the way to Luxor from Aswan (about an hour drive). Arrived at about 730am and no one was here so was hassled relentlessly by the guts outside. That aside, a beautiful temple with an incredible view of the Nile. Absolutely recommend if you're passing through.
  • Visited the temple of Kim Ombo in October 2021. We didn’t get to spend much time here, and you can see how time has not been kind to the specific location. There is also a crocodile museum here too. There are several mummified crocodiles on display. But overall what is left and has been reconstructed still has plenty of beauty!

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