Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel

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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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  • if you are going to do one thing and one thing only in Aswan, then go visit abu simbel, it's about 4 hours of driving on a bumpy long road from the city of Aswan to the village of abu simbel, you can....  more »
  • Most tourists miss this due to the distance from Aswan but you are making a big mistake. Yes it is three and a half hours each way and you spend two hours there but I promise you that this is...  more »
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