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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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Doha, Qatar
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173 reviews 173 reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

what can I say, being able to go into see a burial chamber was great and the artwork on the walls was v interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The enormity of this place is absolutely breathtaking. The inside is huge pillars and walls decorated in many hieroglyphs and pictures telling stories of the glory of Egypt and Ramses.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

impressive temple with a huge, unfortunately broken, statue of Ramses. Even though broken it is still impressive if you think about it standing up and transported here at that time.

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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Word cannot express this place you have to see it for yourself. It makes you wonder how people could have done this and the will it took to create it. It is in a very hot climate so wear something that is comfortable and bring water. When I went they fly you into an airport that is nearby so it’s... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

To reach here is a daunting task - you will have to rise up at 3 in the night and go through a 4 hour journey through the desert (which itself is a rewarding experience). However, once you reach here, you will understand why you must visit this place. When you take the turn and the temple first comes into... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Brilliant and wonderful experience! watch out for the crowds!!! it can get very busy there, but well worth the visit.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

When we walked around the corner to be greeted with the sight of this Temple it was mind blowing,inside is also as mind blowing the Reliefs on the walls are amazing such advanced art work, again words cannot describe or give it justice, go and see for yourself

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This and a few other sites are in and around the same area we did not go down the tomb or tutenkarmens as it was extra fees but entry fee does include twoo tombs

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It is difficult to get here and there are not many other sites to see enroute but this temple is worth the effort. On par with Karnak and the valley of the kings. This is where you gain a full appreciation of the detail and skill of the Egyptian artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I traveled across Egypt to reach this place during a difficult time for tourists... and it was worth every obstacle... because once I got here it put most monuments to shame. Ramses II obviously had some big plans and impact on humanity at the time... and this temple represents everything that an dynasty was capable of during the ancient times.... More

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