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Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan
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Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temple from Aswan by Bus

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Finally got to see it in person!

In the 1960's I saw the article in Life magazine about the huge effort to disassemble and move these 2 temples to higher ground before they finished the Aswan Dam. Our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
grandmaof11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the 1960's I saw the article in Life magazine about the huge effort to disassemble and move these 2 temples to higher ground before they finished the Aswan Dam. Our tour offered a flight to Abu Simbel to see it and it is breathtaking! We just got back from our tour of Cairo and the Nile River.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had my doubts on getting up so early and a long drive but seeing the complex was totally worth it. Plus our tour group had a hot spot so we had wireless the whole drive up and back.

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Luxor, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The two temples of Abu Simbel built by Pharaoh Ramses II, the great one for himself and the other one for his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari, are awesome. You can get there by plane or by road through a police convoy leaves Aswan everyday at 4 A.M OR 11 A.M. Both temples were dismantled due to the water of Lake... More 

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Aswan, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were ALONE here in the afternoon. We stayed at nearby Nubian Hotel so we could avoid the morning "crowd". Our favorite place in all of Egypt for its sheer grandeur and peaceful energy.

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Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think of all the sights on our tour, this was the most impressive. Yes, the journey was long as we chose to go by minibus (not enough uptake on our tour for a coach). It took three and a half hours, in a convoy, leaving at 4 am, which meant getting up at 3 am. There is an option... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is awesome but very very far from Aswan. This is almost the Egypt border. The amazing fact is, This temple went inside water and have been recovered and re-engineered. But no one can understand while looking at this. This is the famous rameses & nefartiti temple. There are 2 separate temples at the compound. Photography inside the temple... More 

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

-way from Aswan takes about 3 hours and 6 hours round trip .. the traveling way is very smooth and secured - Sunny delightful place -amazing weather and view to Naser lake

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We set out at an ungodly early (3am) start from Aswan in a convoy of vehicles to travel to Abu Simbel. Built about 2000 years ago on a mountainside in a lonely place in the middle of the Nubian desert the most amazing thing (apart from its obvious grandeur) is the fact that in 1968 the entire attraction was taken... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Truly impressive, unique, inspiring... Well worth the travel and cost. It is a pity the visit was marred by the ticket booth man who conned us out of an extra EL100. He mumbled and carried on about EL230 for 2 of us and before our eyes he mabaged to exchange the EL200 note we gave him to an EL100... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this at the end of our Egypt tour and found it the most intact and interesting. It is even more remarkable knowing that the whole complex had been moved to higher ground to save it from being inundated by the big Aswan Dam. The paintings are remarkably bright after all these centuries.

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