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Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan
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Temples of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertari with Flight from Aswan

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3 aspects worth appreciating

There are not 1 but 3 things that you can witness and appreciate at Abu Simbel. The first and foremost is the 3000 years old temple built by the Pharaoh Ramasses-||. The grandeur... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are not 1 but 3 things that you can witness and appreciate at Abu Simbel. The first and foremost is the 3000 years old temple built by the Pharaoh Ramasses-||. The grandeur and the architecture of the temple is awe-inspiring. The hieroglyphics depict different stories ranging from the King defeating his enemies to transforming to God. The small temple... More 

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Aswan, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a long trip 3 hours , car was airconed , 3 hours to visit the temple including a professional tour guide , PNC Office Aswan helped me to make it true and that is their phone +01227443564

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Temples are impressive and gorgeous. Frankly Nefertiri deserved better. Local dog owners ( dogs are nursing mothers) want tourists to buy bread for these starving, nothing but ribs creatures.i sat on the ground and one mama nursed her babies in my lap she was so hungry for affection. Breaks my heart. That was MY Abu Simbel take away. Not impressed... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is really no need for anyone to review this monument of ancient history, this is a must do! Whether you are into Egyptian history or want to see something amazing, this is for you. This is a temple complex built by Ramses II to increase his popularity in the bordering region between Egypt and Sudan to increase his control... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing experience. It was great to be one of so FEW visitors, so many are scared to visit because of security issues, but so sad that this is the case. These temples are truly awesome.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This trip was included in package, but meant a 3 1/2 hour journey fron Aswan. This temple was physically moved in the 1960's during the building of the high dam. What a feat!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge statues in sitting pose with a wonderful outside view. Good for photography click the same statues a number of time. Be aware of the attendants they offer you key for the the picture to taken with it and themselves and afterward the you make to shell out dollars. Ladies should take care they try to come close and touch... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised that I did not like this place very much. First, I loved the HUGE statues of Ramses II. There is nothing more impressive than these huge monuments, and the facade of both temples are great and well done restoration and salvage taking them from the bottom of Lake Nasser. BUT ... once you get behind the facade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is huge and captivating, Travel from Aswan to Abu Simble is also very nice. Abu Simble complex is so very big and it has two temples. Main temple is for Ramesses, Inside temple is also very interesting. As Legend say about this temple regarding solar and rock position is also worth considering if one has to visit this place,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abu Simbel is located right next to the border with Sudan and travelling from Aswan we had to leave at 4am to join the convoy with its armed guard due to proximity of temple to the border. The journey takes 3 hours by van from Aswan and even though you spend 6 hours travelling just to spend 2 hours or... More 

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