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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
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... more » 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. « less
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

A 4 hours journey from Aswan, we started at 3:30 in the morning and headed through the Sahara dessert. We were able to catch the sunrise on our way. When we reached the temple I was astonished to see such a huge structure of the temple! It's an architectural wonder and the fact that it was made but cutting and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a 3 1/2 hour bus journey across the Sahara but well worth it. The temples are amazing and even more so to know they have been moved to their new resting place to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The statues themselves are impressive but no chance to explore further - 5 minute stop when in a group

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A sight different from all others in Egypt as being curved in the mountains and not built !!! 300 km far from Aswan city but worth the trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is certainly worth the 2:30am wake up! It's one of the world's greatest sculptures and I simply love it! The entire area is simply beautiful! and you won't be disappointed by it! Make the trip from Aswan and enjoy ancient architecture at its finest!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

If you make it to Egypt this is a must see! This temple and the temple of Nefertari next to it are breathtaking. The fact that they have been re-assembled and still look flawless is amazing. The outside is amazing - just the sheer size but the inside is equally as spectacular. I visited Abu Simbel with my sister and... More

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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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This temple site is in South of Egypt - about 32 km from the Sudan border. The ride from Aswan is about 4 hrs. The drive is a good road, but there is nothing to see and the road is pretty much cut off from civilization - its all desert. The tour operators charge around $140 USD pp for this... More

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

As I mentioned in my review on Abu Simbel, this was by far my favourite site in Egypt. In fact it has now become my favourite site in the world (having been to nearly fifty different countries) surpassing even Petra. The splendid surprise was the inside of the temple of Ramesses, which is the most astounding that I've had the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

this was overwhelmingly huge and beautiful, worth the trip there, we had to get up very early in the morning to avoid the hoards of tourists and the heat, but i dont think you can avoid either in Egypt, its just one of those places where you just have to take it all in. They dont allow you to take... More

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