A spectacular event occurs just once a year at the Temple of Qasr Qarun in Fayoum, known as the ‘Wonder of the Sun’. Every December 21st, the suns rays beam down inside the Temple which is usually shrouded in darkness, then lights up the inner Temple as if by magic. The Temple was once the sanctuary for the God Sobek and an important place of worship. The date marks the start of the ‘Winter Solstice’ and is a wonderful reminder of the earth’s strange phenomenons.
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0 – 05.99 Free of Charge 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.
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Our Marvelous Egypt Travel Representative will collect you from your Hotel in Cairo for an early start around 04.00am (approximately 95k from Cairo) to witness the spectacle of 21st December annually, when the sun’s rays shine in on the Temple of Qasr Qarun in Fayoum to illuminate the inner Temple with beams of light to shine down on this Holy place which was a place of importance for worshipping the God Sobek. This annual event takes place during the ‘Winter Solstice’ and is a well preserved Palace / Temple of the Greco- Roman City of Dionysias. It is truly a rare event occurring only once a year on this date so an opportunity not to be missed and is celebrated by the Tourism Ministry of Egypt in Fayoum. Following this, you will be guided to visit the village of Tunis where you will see an abundance of flora and fauna and enjoy it’s green nature. Transfer back to your Hotel in Cairo
Meals : Lunch