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Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel

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Address: Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel 0097, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 2 33852880
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The Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel will transport you to the time of...

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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Divine show, Thanks Audley Travel and Brigitte Crumpler!

Our trip was superbly organized by Brigitte Crumpler with Audley Travels and was a huge success. It exceeded our expectations so much. We asked our tour guide to add the sound and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California, United States

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our trip was superbly organized by Brigitte Crumpler with Audley Travels and was a huge success. It exceeded our expectations so much. We asked our tour guide to add the sound and light since we had a bit of time on the first day and Fady El Mallach organized the extra outing. Excellent show with the magnificent voice of loved... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The light show give a nice historical overview of King Ramses. It lasts about 30 minutes. Its a bit "dramatic", but the lights on the temples are beautiful.

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Thank Liz S
Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was just cool to be at Abu Simbel at night. The show with narration was interesting but I thought it would be more colorful. Even more amazing, the vendors were still open for business when we were leaving the premises.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The sound & light show at the Temple Complex in Abu Simbel is well worth the time. It lasts about 30 minutes or so and is very engaging. You can listen in any of a variety of languages either over the PA system or with headphones that are provided to you. This service is included in the ticket price..

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were on a tour that specifically included Abu Simbel and spent the day at the complex. No point in missing the light show at night so we walked back from our boat and found it better than we expected - well worth the time.

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brasschaat, belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Being in Abu Simbel we decided to give it a try. We were surprised in a positive way. The story told was interesting, but the light show was much better than the other ones we already saw in Karnak, Luxor, Philae. Modern techniques made it fascinating with moving pictures, varying colors... The used language was Spanish, but everybody got a... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

If you're spending the night in Abu Simbel, either in a hotel or on board a boat, why not go? There isn't much else to do! I liked that they left the lighting on after the show, so people could take photos.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We attended, not knowing whether the additional cost would make it worthwhile. These kinds of shows can be a real bust. This one, however, was pretty interesting in that it presented how the temples were saved and also the historical aspects of Ramses II and Nefertari.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The light show is fabulous and much better than the Gihza Pyramid light show. The narrative varies from Arabic, English, French, German & Spanish, although there are headsets available if the narrative is not in your native language.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

The accolades are correct - this is a must and puts the other light shows to shame. We booked in advance and were given a guarantee that the show would be held even if they didn't have the mandatory minimum of 10 people.

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