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Nefertari's Temple of Hathor

Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 5 attractions in Abu Simbel
Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Rome, Italy
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179 reviews 179 reviews
92 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It is easy that this temple goes unnoticed, as your undiverted attention will be amolst totally absorbed by the neighbouring temple of Ramses II and you will be tired and whipped by the time you get to this one. But take a deep breath and regain your concentration for your effort will be rewarded. The wall-reliefs are wonderful. Incredibly enough,... More

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very nice and Huge Temple. Too much walking and stairs, not recommended for old age. a tour guide with your language is recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

So this is a building of love, dedicated to the King's wife, and I bet she was very pleased with it, I know I certainly was! We weren't able to enter this when we visited it, but even from the outside, you can take in the extreme beauty of it! Take all of your photos from the outside, as you... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This temple is fantastic! Although it is not as grand on the outside as the nearby Ramses II temple it is incredibly detailed inside. It was breathtaking. I could have gotten lost in this temple for hours there was so much to see on the walls - loved it!

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Christchurch, England.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This place is simply breathtaking. The mind boggles to imagine how this monument was built by a civilization lacking power tools, powered hoists, or steel tools. Despite this, their work was monumental in scale and beautiful enough to bring a tear to the eye. If in Egypt, this is a must-see site. You will not be disappointed.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We started from Aswan at night 2.30 AM and enjoy the journey partly through desert. When we reached at morning and walked to wards the front of the temple…..we are amazed and totally mad by the temple view and the greatness. You must visit this twin temple whenever you travel to Egypt, You can’t really feel it by the photos,... More

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Valencia, Spain
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Photos can't be taken inside the temple, but a photo that I gingerly took is of the attendant at the entrance of the temple. For a small tip he will happily pose holding his giant-sized golden key to the temple gate which is in the shape of an ankh. Once inside the temple, behind one of the back walls is... More

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RIO DE JANEIRO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

To me all in Egypt is wonderful, even the thi8ngs who are not so good is good for me cause its a country not rich with all the marvellous Ancient Egypt it has.

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I fulfilled a childhood wish to visit Abu Simbel on my 50th birthday. The whole site is totally awesome especially as you walk down the path and there all of a sudden there are the three enormous Ramesis statues towering above you. Totally fascinating inside and when you realise that the whole temple, and complex were lifted piece by piece... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

What an amazing site, the guide takes you on a tour and explains all about the temple then you get to have a look round by your self. This is one attraction you do not want to miss.

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