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Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
Description: This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected...
This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected solely to glorify Ramesses II the Great. The temple was covered in sand until May 22, 1813 which subsequently involved gigantic rescue operation as it was threatened by the waters of Lake Nasser.
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A must see!!!

On of the best preserved - get the extra ticket. Go now. We were the only ones in the tomb. No tourists. This is the time to go to Egypt.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is an amazing place and the architecture is beautiful. I would recommend going here and checking it out.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A description of Abu Simbel Abu Simbel: The Abu Simbel temples were built in southern Egypt. At the door to the larger temple there are four statues of the king, seated each over 21 meters tall. The smaller temple was for the goddess Hathor, it was personalised by Ramses II wife Nefatari. The temples were relocated to an artificial hill... More 

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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86 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

On of the best preserved - get the extra ticket. Go now. We were the only ones in the tomb. No tourists. This is the time to go to Egypt.

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Bogota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It is an amazing place. It is actually worthwhile to visit not only because of its historical and cultural beauty but because it had to me moved in order to fill the dam

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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After a storm the previous day, the convoy was stopped by the police. The next day will be an interesting journey through desert that shows a unique landscape. The site is beautiful and after having been moved from its original site which gives you more historical value. No photos inside.

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Conger
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I wasn't originally visiting Abu Simbel but my guide in Cairo highly recommended I visit it and I'm so happy I did. This temple was just so beautiful and really showed the ego of Ramesses II as my tour guide pointed out. I recommend it also for the great view of The Nile.

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is amazing you have to remember that this is not the original location of this temple due to the dam being built in Aswan so it got moved to higher ground but it has been put back as it was found truly fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you go to Egypt & don't make the effort to go to Abu Simbel you are missing the best part. To see how a collection of nations got together to save these beautiful temples from a watery grave yet with all the technology available to them couldn't get the ulter positioned as the Egyptian had makes me wonder have... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

By the time we visited here all the Temples were stating to look pretty much the same, But glad we went.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was the most Decorated, and rich with gifts Tomb in the Egyption dynasty. Rames II was the most powerfulist Pharaoh that ever lived. I believe he built the Abu Simbel. This tomb was the one of the biggest and most spectacular finds. (Rames II) mummy can be seen in the mummy room in the Cairo museum. And the weird... More 

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