8 thoughts on “When people on holiday to Egypt, can they go the temples and ect with their guide at night?

  • September 8, 2010 at 12:24 am
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    yes as far as you have the skill to see at the dark

  • September 8, 2010 at 12:24 am
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    Yep ,no bother.We did last year.

    You call the shots.We did Luxor Temple at night.

  • September 8, 2010 at 12:24 am
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    I’ve never ected with anyone but it sounds interesting!
    Any links to websites?
    Is it better at night? in Egypt?
    Do tell!!!

  • September 8, 2010 at 12:24 am
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    Some of the major sites are floodlit at night such as Luxor Temple ,the Karnak Temple complex and at Dier el Bahari(the temple of Hatshepsut)
    There is a sound and light show at Karnak on most nights and many tourists say it is was one of the highlights of their tour and its an amazing experience.
    Many of the smaller temples are not lit at night and because of security reasons they are not open unless a guardian is present.
    The temple and tomb guardians are the men is grey gelabayas and they are usually elderly,remember these men have very low paid jobs but a lot of responsibility and we
    rely on them for care-taking the sites.
    If they offer to show you a particular part of the site they will expect a tip,I would encourage all tourists to support them.
    During the summer months most historic sits are open from approx 8am-9pm,but it may differ at specific sites.
    If your guide is an accredited Egyptologist they may apply for special permission to the SCA for permission to enter a site after the usual hours but this is usually only granted to university and other study groups.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 12:24 am
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    The Temple of Isis at Philae has a wonderful light show, it is so marvelous lit at night. (The recorded voices I didn’t care for so much, but it was OK)

  • September 8, 2010 at 12:24 am
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    Yes they can but don’t bother…It’s a sh#thole!!

  • September 8, 2010 at 12:24 am
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    RRU:
    Not only is it possible, but many consider it the highlight of their sightseeing. The temple of Luxor, at night, under a full moon, is one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in Egypt. And the Temple of Isis, at Philae, (the last temple to celebrate the rites to the Goddess Isis before being closed by the Christians) has a wonderful sound and light show. It is one of Egypts more mysterious and evocative temples.
    The Temple at Karnak also has a sound and light show, but it is rather strenuous, and only recommended if you are NOT worn out with sightseeing. Egypt is magical, at night! Try to leave time for the sound and light show at the Pyramids. AND a nightime sail on the Nile in a native felucca.

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    magicmorph:

    What kind of unhappy life can you be leading if you consider England a ‘hellhole’ and Egypt a ‘sh**hole????? Maybe you need to spend less time hitting a little white ball and chasing it all over the green, and spend more time developing your "people" skills !!!! LOL

  • September 8, 2010 at 12:24 am
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    Sistablu is wrong. Most sites are not open until 9pm.

    The only temples that are open to visitors at night are Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple and Philae Temple. The latter two are open for sound and light shows, and so you are unlikely to find them conducive for visiting with a guide. Luxor Temple, however, is open to visitors at night with a guide.

    A number of museums are open in the evening-the Nubian Museum in Aswan, Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum in Luxor. However, your guide will not be allowed to accompany you and lecture inside those museums.

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