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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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I have visited Abu Simbel 8 times, the first time whilst they were taking it down for relocation to make way for the Aswan High Dam. On each and every visit, I have found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have visited Abu Simbel 8 times, the first time whilst they were taking it down for relocation to make way for the Aswan High Dam. On each and every visit, I have found something different. I will never tire of visiting it and would recommend everyone to make it an entry on their "bucket list".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

big statues big impression big grin standing looking at this huge display of greatness most people do not go the extra to abu simbel but you will miss out on the biggest and most impressive statues in all off Egypt if you can afford it fly from Aswan

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Unlike Nefertari's temple, Ramesses II temple is bigger with of course more to see. The area where both temple have been moved couldn't be better. It's spectacular. There is nothing that i disliked except leaving Aswan at 5 am to be here at 9 am. The rest was pure pleasure. I was there in December 2013. Despite what the medias... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

again same old same old temple guide tells you things that they think happened without any real proof but it all sounds very touristy and don't forget no trip comes without a trip to a shop selling crap for you to buy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's a long ride through the desert from Asuan preferably done very early in the morning, but it's magic when you arrive at 7 in the morning and still can enjoy the silence on the border of ther immense Lake Nasser. The Ramesses II temple is astonishing and iconic for Egypt as is the fact that the whole complex was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Early morning trip with a 4 hour coach ride which was a bit painful but the time went quickly. Absolutely worth it. Totally amazing.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Well worth making the effort to get up early. Historical monuments do not get much better than this magnificent temple (dated from 1274 BC) which is located on the lower Nile at Abu Simbel. Be aware- you will be constantly pestered by locals selling trinkets and Egyptian cotton items and they wont take no for an answer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Place is amazing and condition is superb. Colors and reliefs are amazing. Perhaps some of the best in Egypt. Excellently preserved. Far from town but worth the journey.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

No words can describe how incredibly amazing this temple is. Do yourself a huge favour and go check it out.

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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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Address: Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Abu Simbel

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