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Idfu Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 362 photos

Idfu

During our trip from Aswan up to Luxor, one of our stays was in Idfu, home of the Temple of Idfu, which was dedicated to the God Horus. As you will see from my tips, it was quite a fun trip, and well worth the time stopping here on the way to Luxor.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great Temple, Fun Horseride
  • Cons:Lots of street vendors!
  • In a nutshell:Turn a deaf ear to the vendors, and you are in for a good time!
  • Last visit to Idfu: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 30, 2005
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  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2009 at 6:22 AM

    Egypt seems to be such an interesting destination--you've captured its mystique so well!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2008 at 5:05 AM

    Interesting page on Idfu. Really enjoyed all the travelogues.

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 6:19 AM

    I am in love with the archaeological places in all the world!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    A very interesting page and wonderful tips and pics. Thanks Mark for bringing back sweet memories about this outstanding Temple!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2007 at 7:14 AM

    Another "stellar" account of your fabulous trip to Egypt. Like the details for explaining your adventures.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2005 at 5:47 AM

    That sand is a great preservative!

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2005 at 10:55 PM

    its a fabulous temple, it was our second favourite to Abu Simbol we managed to get in a carriage with a very warped wheel, it made our journey to the temple very wobbly and exciting !

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2005 at 8:10 AM

    Awesome pictures in travelogues!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2005 at 10:25 AM

    So what was more fun, driving a carriage or humping it on a camel? You two have some great adventures.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2005 at 1:10 PM

    Nice page! I guess one of the reasons the temple builders worked so hard was that they were probably toast if they didn't! The tip for the horse sounds like the Egypt I experienced too!

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