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Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
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A temple worth the long drive thru the Sahara

We started in the wee hours ..at 4 am . The drive was right thru the Sahara desert , almost to the border of Sudan. There on the banks of the Lake Nasser, was the reconstructed... read more

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We started in the wee hours ..at 4 am . The drive was right thru the Sahara desert , almost to the border of Sudan. There on the banks of the Lake Nasser, was the reconstructed Temple complex of Abu Simbel. The Temple of Ramses II and the other one for her favorite queen Nefertari. The yellow structure of the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a tourist attraction, but this January we saw hardly any tourists around, seems like most tourists wanted to see the Pyramids but were willing to skip the trip to AbuSimbil temple. This should be on ones top priority list for two reasons: One being the temple like most of the marvels of Egypt is massive in size, symbolising... More 

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Thank swapssunil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Temples made thousands of years ago. Amazing hieroglyphs on the walls. Not to be missed in the Egypt trip. Highly recommended.

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Thank yogita v
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The history behind the temple complex is interesting. UNESCO made Egypt save the temple before the second Aswan Dam was built which formed the lake. The temple was painstakingly moved block by block to its present site. The whole reason for the airport is this site. Everyone on the flight is there to visit the site. You get off the... More 

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Thank Claudea H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Abu Simbel – A marvellous structure. As the plane touched down at Abu Simbel late evening, there was a bus waiting to transfer us to the site. After a short walk, we turned left, and there it stood before us, the colossal figures in a seated position. This was the majestic looking pharaoh RamessesII, in all his glory, looking down... More 

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Meerut, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Temple complex is example of excellent human effort to save many archeological important temples, which were going to submerged in Lake Nasser in 1960 . By funding of many countries and efforts of UNESCO these structures were relocated by the side of Lake Nasser on this site approximately 65 meters above ground, in 1968 . These Temples are excellent... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes a very long time to get here from Aswan, but it's worth it. it's a beautiful place to walk around. Spend a little time reading up on how they moved to avoid it flooding when the built the Aswan dam - the engineering there is actually really interesting, and really adds to what you are seeing.

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Thank Cr0nus
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really good place to visit. It's a shame the Christians and the Muslims have defaced the sites over time. Including the usual Egyptian version of a renovation over time.

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Thank BowenKar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before coming to Egypt I read a few articles about Abu Simbel but reality is much better. The two temples are in good condition and just realising how they were built more than 2300 years ago and then moved 50 years ago is unimaginable. We went by bus from Aswan and we stayed for the light and sound show which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site is amazing and breathtaking both inside and out it is definitely worth the trip! The only downside is the vendors/stalls selling souvenirs, you just need to glance and they pounce on you. I could have done without that but it didn't spoil my day, just be prepared to say no and go away a lot!

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