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It only gets more vivid at night!

We attended the light show and are so glad we did. Yes, the show itself was interesting. But for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian E
Santa Rosa, California

To see this place during the day was great, to see it at night was even better. Tons of great photo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian D
Asheville, North Carolina
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The Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel will transport you to the time of the pharaohs. Enchanting you with melodious music, and bringing the ancient world to life around you, the show includes projections onto the temples showing how they once...more
Abol-Hoal Square- Nazlet El-Semman, Abu Simbel 0097, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the light show and are so glad we did. Yes, the show itself was interesting. But for us, it was being so near these ancient temples at night while under a pristine Egyptian night sky that made it so memorable and humbling.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To see this place during the day was great, to see it at night was even better. Tons of great photo opportunities during the show.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian D
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Not really my cup of tea; but we went with the group we were with. Personally think this is over rated. During the day the sights are far superior; and you have to worry less about pickpockets; since you can see! My time would have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank drsharonleed
Reviewed 1 January 2019

just amazing The show explained the relaxation of this amazing temple and then the story of Ramesis and Neffertari, a beautiful place and setting x

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sam_lkl
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the sound and light show. It’s very well designed and organized. The music is lovely- even stirring at times. It definitely held my interest for the 45 minute duration. The light show builds in drama. We recommend attending. Dress warmly if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Consultcinda
Reviewed 26 December 2018

I’m a sound and light fan and generally like them all. At Abu interior carvings and paintings are projected on the exterior telling the story of Ramses. Great fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FionaWill
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Not many people overnight in Abu Simbel which is a pity. But great for those of us who didn't have to battle the crowds to watch the light n sound show. Its announced in the language of the majority of guests ( french the night...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sail_Scarlett
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I was surprised that there are about 100 - 200 people in the show in Oct 2018, there are also big tour bus spend the night in Abu Simbel now. Due to poor technology, the light is not clear nor stunning during the show, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jia Q
Reviewed 8 October 2018

After you visit the temple during the day, make sure to come back for this sound and light show. The sound is incredible and the light show is astounding. If you are taking pictures with a DSLR, you will get some different pictures that you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Underwhelming show. Lighting was poor so you could hardly see the structures illuminated. It’s a good 10 min walk to the site. And when it was over, we were rushed out. We went in the off season, that’s July. We had tickets from a pre...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nchybli
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Abu Simble is definitely worth the trek if you can get there. Just an astounding feat of engineering in how they moved the temple. The sound and light show was incredible. Much better than the one at Temple of Carnack.
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure all accommodations are closed up for the summer due to the heat and lack of tourists. We were there the end of August and we manages to get them to dun the sound and light show for us but we had to pay for... More