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Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Started super early to get here. Given that it was the only thing on the agenda for that day, could have left later. That said, after 3 hours from Aswan, I was blown away. I remember being taught in school about these being moved and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The temples of Ramses and Nefertari are a true pearl of history. They are worth every second one will take to get there. Both are very well preserved even after the relocation during to the high waters arising after the construction of the high dam....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 877georgea
Reviewed 1 week ago

To summarise in one word: Excellent. The 2.5hr one way travel is completely worth it. It is a full day visit. Preferably leave very early around 7am if possible and spend a lot of time studying and admiring the place. Carry a packed lunch box...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shek26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Abu Simbel contains two large temples, one for Ramses II and one for his wife Nefertari. (Ramses II kept the larger one for himself). There are several chambers within the temples, showing his prowess in battle and life. Many of the images are still very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linette L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is incredible. Massive statues of Ramses II. Nefertary's temple is also worth seen. Take your time to admire this place. It is also fascinating to know that the whole temple structure was moved up piece by piece to its current location. We have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ann-Marie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are huge rock cut temples located in Nubia village in Aswan governorate in southern Egypt, very close to Sudan border. One has to get started very early in the morning, typically 3 or 4 am from Aswan & travel about 250 Kms through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kparashivaiah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple complex is one of the best examples of ancient and modern engineering merged into one. The temple was built into a mountain by the pharaoh Ramesses II for him and his favorite wife Nefertari in the Nubian lands to exert his power there....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bensonc278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arguably the best preserved temple and the whole temple was moved from under water to another place. Old world wonder made possible by new world technology and human ingenuity!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bkjvg7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the coach trip was 3 hours plus from Luxor, the temple complex was the highlight of our tour. You walk around the 'hill' and are greeted by an amazing sight. The size of the monument is immense. The detail and colours of the internal...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RosieConn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pictures do not do it justice; the entire experience is remarkable. We were lucky and got there at about 10:30, right after a bunch of tourist groups left, And the guides suggest that is always the best time. It is nice to have the place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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27 December 2018|
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Response from karenmariesmyth | Reviewed this property |
You would have to book a private tour guide. There seemed to be numerous couples having a private tour and some people do stay overnight in Abu Simbel, not sure what the accommodation would like though sorry.
17 October 2018|
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Response from Carl B | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I’ve just gone through our tickets and Abu Simel is the only one I can’t find. It isn’t expensive though. And the camera ticket will likely be 50 EGP. That is per device though. If you work on a lower end... More
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Response from selvakumar2015 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt if it is safe to travel with the locals in a overcrowded bus. The distance between Aswan and Abu Simbel is almost 300 km and the road is very near Libya Border. I have seen a few local buses on the road. However, my... More