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Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
Description: The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th...
The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th Dynasty c. 1275-1225 BCE)is a receding Pylon (similar to the larger temple of Ramses II) with a deified statue of Nefertari and statues of Ramses II on each side of her.
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Nefertari's Temple of Hathor

Awesome temple! It was moved as part of a UNESCO restoration plan, after the Higher ASWAN Dam flood plane was agreed. Great job moving it or it would have been lost to future... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Awesome temple! It was moved as part of a UNESCO restoration plan, after the Higher ASWAN Dam flood plane was agreed. Great job moving it or it would have been lost to future generations forever! Fabulous representations - Temple internal photo's are currently banned, with great tourist packages available from your guide.

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Amazing to think that this temple and the Temple of Rameses were moved to prevent flooding by Lake Nasser. Abu Simbel is a "bucket" list destination for any world traveler. A visit is definetly worth the extra time and effort to get there. Be sure to indulge in a cold beer afterwards.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The temple is amazing. It was an awe-inspiring experience. I have never seen anything like this.I am still in awe! People look like minature toys.

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Auburn, Washington, USA
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

One of the 2 temples at Abu Simbel. Both were moved prior to the Aswan dam being built to save them from being buried underneath the rising waters created by the dam. Keep this in mind when visiting this site because when you look at the temples from farther back, the surrounding sand and rocks look fake. The facades and... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is so monumental that you feel something special admiring the art of this colosal statues, and more amazed when you learn that this was in other physical place and it was moved and reproduced away from the risk of the Nile river. I will never forget this experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Abu Simbel (أبو سمبل in Arabic), a small village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very interesting temple to see.. we had to wake up early morning and leave 5 am towards the temple with a big convoy of other busses and security protections... its not a long way .. It's advisable to have a guide with you to understand the importance and some key features about this great temple. Not allowed to take pictures... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was built by Ramesses the 11 to impress his wife and again not at its original location due to the high dam in Aswan but put back together as found both temples stand side by side truly a must to visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

situated just beside the big temple in Abu Simbel. This place actually surround by a lake. The view is so breathtaking. And it is advisable to take a private tour guide/egyptologist so that you can learn and know the history.

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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nefertari's temple right beside her husband Ramses II temple is not as impressive but full of beautiful and delicate feminine figures inside.

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