Abu Simbel Temple Complex

Abu Simbel Temple Complex

Abu Simbel Temple Complex
5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,881 contributions
Amazing engineering to move this treasure
Oct 2021 • Couples
This site is a six-hour roundtrip bus ride from Aswan, but well worth it. Not only is the engineering story amazing, but the two temples are incredible to see in person. This is a must see site on any Egypt tour.
Written October 13, 2021
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James A
Tel Aviv, Israel9 contributions
Worth a visit
Oct 2021 • Couples
Beaitiful temple with history,it took as 4 hours driving.we had amazing time here.our guide was great with good knowledge.this is place is a must to visit while in egypt.
Written October 1, 2021
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Evripidou M
140 contributions
abu simbel
Oct 2020
a beautiful temple a great place to visit. Unfortunately for some reason photographs are not allowed. You can buy souvenir postcards
Written September 28, 2021
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Robert H
West Palm Beach, FL1,298 contributions
I wanted to see the statues of Abu Simbel
Sep 2021 • Friends
The temple and history was
All I expected and more. It was hot but worth every drop of sweat. For my wife who has problems with walking and heat decided to take a golf cart ride to the two temples. The driver was very nice and patient I think it cost US$6.00 it was well worth it. You will appreciate it more once you’re there walking around in the sun and heat
Written September 23, 2021
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luminita m
Toronto, Canada241 contributions
While in Egypt visit Abu Simbel
Aug 2021
Abu Simbel is two massive rock-cut temples in the village of Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan.
Written September 7, 2021
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Miguel D
6 contributions
Amazing Temples in Egypt
Jul 2021 • Couples
Amazing temple to visit, we had great time there, our guide was excellent to explain everything about the temples.
We booked the trip to Abu Simbel and Nile Cruise via Nile Cruisers (highly recommended)
Written July 21, 2021
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ALINA B
Bucharest, Romania130 contributions
Must see while visiting Egypt
Feb 2021
If you have the chance to visit Egypt, you should definitely go and visit this complex - it is an amazing proof of the ancient civilization & modern technology for preserving it.
It is quite a long drive (we came by bus from Aswan) but it is worth it.
Written May 9, 2021
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John
Hermosa Beach, CA22 contributions
Abu Simbel with EMO Tours
Apr 2021 • Family
Reached out to EMO and asked for a tour of Abu Simbal. This place is fantastic, and worth the long drive from Aswan (2.5 hours one way). Hanaa was our guide. Extremely knowledgeable and very good English. She pretty much knows everything there is to know about this place, easy going manner and very friendly.
Written May 1, 2021
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john n
Camberley, UK451 contributions
Qhat we can do when we try
Feb 2020
Where should I start? The fact that the ancients built this place so that on one day each year the sun shone down a tunnel onto a specific statue or that a few thousand years later we dug the whole thig up to save it from the rising waters of the Nile (after building the high dam) and moved it several hundred feet back and up? No real mechanical help and a lot of the cutting was done by hand saw; very large handsaws and very strong men! The overall result is incredible with the only error in the whole operation being that, when the temple was moved, the fact that the sunrise on a particular day hit one figure at the end of an entry tunnel was miscalculated. Due to the fact that the elevation of the new site differed from the original, sunrise onto the figure was one day different. But, all in all still pretty impressive!
Written January 31, 2021
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lauragray304
Sydney, Australia173 contributions
Worth it!
Feb 2020
I have taught about this place as an Ancient History teacher for years, and it was everything I thought it would be...absolutely amazing! It was definitely worth the flight from Aswan to see the site, and I will definitely be back!
Written January 23, 2021
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