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Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We just returned from our Egypt trip and have seen both the Karnak and Abu Simbel shows. Maybe these are not for us! We expected more information and less fanciful prose set to loud or very loud dramatic music. Of the two, Abu Simbel was the more informative bt our overall frustration with the script and the drama means we will not likely visit a sound and light show. Ever.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Initially I hesitated, as such a production could be disrespectful to the sacred site. But I'm glad I visited during the light and sound show, as it was a very professional production, informative and sense pleasurable. Affordable too... 75LE

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Don't know what I expected but it didn't do a lot for me. I wouldn't go back. The story was interesting

1  Thank Alph
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

a cool gentle breeze in the middle of the desert, the night sky, a gentle walk to the temple and then the spectacular explosion of light and sound telling the story of Ramses and the temple and the saving of the temple, well worth the trip. Even the 3 hour bus trip through the desert with an armed guard sitting in the bus was an experience to remember. A once in a lifetime must see. BTW it hasn't rained here in over 9 years so my prediction is that weather will unlikely affect the performance ever. Even pushing through all the street vendors is fun.

1  Thank antlaw
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

You came in a desert place and, suddenly you see the marvellous Temples ( Ramsés and his wife ).It seems you are in another world.You are in deser and it is a whole artist Works.

Thank cariatida
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