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

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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Doha, Qatar
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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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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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