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Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel 0097, Egypt
+20 2 33852880
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Very nice

Glad I went and checked it out.. Give you a feeling of something amazing that happened long ago... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard B
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Rochester, New York, United States
Beautiful!

The group stayed for several hours to view the temple during the day. We were the last few... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
40ozSublime420
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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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 looked. The program is presented in a number of languages with the provision of ear pieces. It is an experience not to be missed, one that will make your visit to Abu Simbel the memory of a lifetime.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel 0097, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Glad I went and checked it out.. Give you a feeling of something amazing that happened long ago with its colossal construction wit these stones. The mystique of ancient humanity in Egypt that was sophisticated way above average civilization that existed in the world at...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The group stayed for several hours to view the temple during the day. We were the last few straglers left inside before closing for the light show! The light show was amazing with a gorgeous night sky backdrop! I would recommend the Lake Nassar cruise...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

A very well presented show 45 mins 19:30 to 20:15. Free head sets to get English narration - a great setting at night and very pleasant after the high 40s day temperatures. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

or so the locals claim. Actually, it was rather niceand it makes for great pictures. With a (full) moon in the background, an experience you won't likely forget.

Thank Waart
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great way to get stunning pictures of the temple and the show was good but there’s better ones in Egypt. The language of the show depends on the majority of the spectators (our was in Spanish) but individual translating headsets are available.

Thank Tom-Frenchy
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Much better than of Karnak and better than of Giza. They project it on two mountains. Just they more powerful projectors. The show was in Spanish only so I got a translator for English for free.

Thank RichaAurSuyog
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This show is more recent than the one we saw at the Great Pyramids. It is thus more spectacular and truly add to the experience of a visit to the temple. S.

Thank fijigirl1
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

My favorite place in Egypt, the show is so beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes.. the story , the music and the weather .. no one should miss that .. the temple it self is so great .. and romantic as well. The...More

Thank Omnia A
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and breathtaking moment I will never forget.The History is amazing and the location incredible I will be back soon

Thank caniyama
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

As much I enjoyed seeing Abu Simbel by day as much a was disappointed by the night show with lights. They use the temples as a white screens without using much of the beautiful fronts statues of the temples. The projections are not very vivid...More

Thank Eric B
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kouklaDubai
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Response from dk424 | Reviewed this property |
We flew from Aswan to Abu Simbel, and then back to Aswan the next day. Well worth it. Saves a lot of time. And worth the extra expense.
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