New Kalabsha

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  • Address: New Kalabsha, Near Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 35 EGP
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Yet another site brought into being by the rising waters of Lake Nasser. The temples and relics here were all relocated from their previous premised that have now submerged.

These include:

  • The Kalabsha Temple: Erected by Augustus Caesar himself in dedication to Isis, Osiris and Mandulis. This had been a boon of sorts. Only three rooms are completely decorated, and the half finished work had provided rich information on ancient carving and building techniques. Also to see in the temple complex are a birthhouse, a chapel and a large rock stela.
  • Beit el-Wali: a rock cut temple dedicated to Ramesses II and the gods Amun and Anukis. It’s brightly coloured decorations look as fresh as ever though apportion of them have been taken to the British Museum. There are various scenes depicting the defeat of enemies by the Pharaoh.
  • Gerf Hussein: The free standing portion of the temple dedicated to Ramesses II is shown here. The rock cut portion is submerged.
  • Kiosk of Qertassi: A tiny and elegant Roman kiosk with columns made of brown sandstone. It may have been connected to a temple on the East Bank upto 1813 and may also have been a way station on a processional route.

  • Carry water.
  • Wear a hat and sunscreen.

  • Take a taxi from Aswan and then a boat to the island from the Quay.

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  • New Kalabsha Address: New Kalabsha, Near Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
  • New Kalabsha Timing: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • New Kalabsha Price: 35 EGP
  • Best time to visit New Kalabsha(preferred time): 07:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit New Kalabsha: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 38.19% of people who visit Aswan include New Kalabsha in their plan

  • 40% of people start their New Kalabsha visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see New Kalabsha

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting New Kalabsha

People normally club together High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk And Fatimid Cemetery while planning their visit to New Kalabsha.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Fantastic temple. Beautifully restored. Better than the more popular Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Well worth a visit.

  • Amazing temple in Aswan u have to visit really .. don't miss visiting it when u r there 😍

  • The island is usually dead empty except for a lonely guard that checks your tickets. It's beautiful. Breathtaking. In order to go you need to go and haggle a bit with a boat driver to take you to the kalabsha island for around 170 EGP. The driver then stays in the boat while you go and explore, and waits for you to finish. The island is well paved but suffers from poor signage so I suggest you take either a paper or digital guide with you

  • Sprawling temple which is great to explore. Some statues still in great condition and there are some unique pieces here as well. Overall nice to visit.

  • The place is beutiful! I made my photos in 1990.

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