The Temple is situated in a distance of 3 kilometers from the harbor where cruise boats are mooring.
Entrance fee LE 40 ($8).
Open hours 9.00-17.00.
Photo and video are allowed outside and inside the Temple.
The minimal duration of the excursion shouldn't be less than 2 hours. If you have time you may spent all the day long in the Temple.
You can reach the Temple by a taxi from Luxor, Aswan or from the railway station of Edfu. However the majority of tourists use horse carriages.
Hidden photos - David Roberts drawings (Egypt 1838-1839)
The Temple is dedicated to Horus and was built in Greco Roman times. Horus was the god of the sky whose eyes were the sun and the moon. He became equated with the king, and therefore the King was Horus manifest.
The Temple of Edfu was built on the site of a temple dating from the New Kingdom, but very little of the older temple is left. The existing temple is oriented in an entirely different direction, so that the remains of the earlier pylon are built into one of the sidewalls of the existing temple.
The temple can give the visitor the emotional experience of visiting an active temple in ancient times because of its size and the existence of the First Pylon, which dwarfs those who approach.
Fondest memory: Here there are useful external links:
Edfu By Marie Parsons on touregypt.net
Temple of Horus from greatbuildings.com
Temple of Horus from kenseamedia.com
Edfu from egyptpyramidhistory.com
Edfu from completegypt.com
Known also as "temple of Edfu" -, it is the best preserved major temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC.
Most visitors to the temple arrive by cruise boat and then take a horse-drawn carriage to the temple where vendors are ready to sell you all manner of souvenirs.
Inside the temple's pylons is a large courtyard. Just before the entrance to the first of two hypostyle halls is a welcoming statue of Horus. Inside the hypostyle halls are dominated by a forest of towering columns.
Deep within the temple is the sanctuary where a statue of Horus would have been cared for by priests.