Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel

The power of one of the most iconic pharaohs remains evident at Abu Simbel Temple Complex, a pair of colossal temples forming part of a World Heritage Site. Consisting of the Great Temple and the Small Temple, the complex was built during the reign of Ramses II in the 13th century BCE. The complex was meant to honor the gods and, in no small part, Ramses himself. Several colossi of the long-ruling pharaoh represent highlights of the temple complex, which was entirely relocated in 1968 to prevent damage by the construction of an artificial lake. Using our international travel planner, Abu Simbel attractions like Abu Simbel Temple Complex can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I suggest the night trip if you're going to go. In contrast to the day tour, dissimilar regions open up on the nightfall trip.  more »
  • Stunning Abu Simbel. As a recommendation, visit it soon as it is very hot. It loses its charm a little because of the number of people that we are going to visit it but still, it is well worth it. Very nice also the evening show.
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  • Deepest temple ever visited, lots of room inside. Impressive. Must visit when in Aswan. Every accommodation will book this for you for next day 4 am depending 1pm return. Cost L£ 200 - 300 for return ride plus L£ 215 for entrance tickets. Bus will stop for 10 min each way
  • Amazing twin temples...one for the king and one for the queen. The grandest set of statues. And the most awesome for pics. The most amazing thing was the restoration efforts ..they moved the whole temple when it went underwater after Aswan dam build.
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