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Temple of Ramesses II

Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Abu Simbel
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected solely to glorify Ramesses II...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing place. Take plenty of water and sun shade. This will blow your mind. Our guide from discover Egypt was soooooo knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. Well worth the trouble to go.

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England
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you go to Egypt and can possibly get down to Abu Simbel, go there and see this amazing place. I remember the massive project to relocate this wonder of the world in the 1960s and thank goodness that they did. It is truly awe inspiring.

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

Ramses II temple was built to impress the visitors coming from the south and it certainly did! The four huge statues of Ramses outside are amazing. The inside is beautiful too. Both Ramses temple end his wife Nefertari temple were moved 60 meters higher during the sixties when the Egyptian president Nasser decided to build the great dam of Aswan.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Definitely one of most impressive ancient monuments worldwide (not just in Egypt) and a very good reason to visit this southernmost Egyptian town

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

From outside, this monument is amazing but not less then inside it! Infortunately, pictures are not allowed, so, pay attention to every little detail there. P.S: Be sure to know where your vehicle is parked or you can lose it (bus, van, etc).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Three things are amazing about this unique site: the size of the colossi in front so that they could be seen from the Nile is awesome; the narcissism of Ramses II must have also been awesome, and the signal these temples sent to those in the present day Sudan about Ramses II's power must have been frightening. Delighted to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

it was amazing the temples are just beautiful they are enormous statues very well preserved you get quite choked uplooking at them and knowing the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

An incredible site, especially considering it had to be moved to avoid being flooded. Great statues and the interior is beautiful. Well worth the visit, which included a three hour drive from Aswan.

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Beautiful architecture, stunning location, quiet and peaceful. You can imagine the people of ancient Egypt passing around amongst the majesty of this temple

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is also a must see, I just loved my visit to Egypt. I know now there are certain risks in going but I should think you need to travel in a large group which is not normally desirable but may be safer.

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