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Temple of Ramesses II

Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Abu Simbel
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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Brisbane Qld 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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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Saw this last week and it didn't fail to impress. You think that by the end of the week you will be all "templed-out" but it's just one WOW after another. I'd like to go back and spend longer than the allocated time for each visit. I can. Recommend this place

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is the main temple at Abu Simbel - it's all been moved stone by stone from it's original site, it's simply amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is in the valley of the Kings. A huge place to visit and a lot of walking up and down steep steps to visit the tombs. Ramessess II was a huge tomb and the hieroglyphic were amazing. Shame that the tomb was damaged.

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