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Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan
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One of the few reasons to visit Egypt

Everything has been said about this temple, so my comment is try to leave Aswan around 3:45 am to be the first in. Alternatively you can spend the night in the city as a better... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything has been said about this temple, so my comment is try to leave Aswan around 3:45 am to be the first in. Alternatively you can spend the night in the city as a better choice. Today the airport is closed as there is not enough business so you will have to go by car or bus, 3:30 hours one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To an ancient invader seeing these two massive temples staring them down a reminder of the impossability of the task ahead. Such was the task that two later invaders, the Macadonians and Romans decided to join them rather than beat them. Dressing like them and building temples that mimic exactly the originals. We flew but one can drive or boat.... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even after being moved, and after thousands of years these bad boys look like they are ready to stand up and start walking..

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Greenville, Sc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the temple complex here while on a Nile river cruise. The temple is amazing and the video that show how it was cut apart and moved to be above the rising waters of Lake Nasser was very interesting.

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Thank Bob H
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recall donating coins through the National Geographic for the project to move the temple complex before the dam project flooded these temples. There are several ways to get to the site and I chose the flight. As a result, I lost some of my luggage when going through the security on the return flight. The reconstruction is marvelous. You... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They abolished the police convoy system 3 weeks ago, tourists no longer need to wake up and go at 3am together in one escorted convoy. We went at 7am, the journey took 3 hours. Now we can stopby some cafeteria for coffee and washroom breaks along the way. Road was good. The temple is simply amazing. Guides are not allowed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To think that they moved this temple is mind boggling - it's huge! The Temple of Ramses is incredible. No photos are allowed inside it. Thanks to UNESCO for rescuing it in the 60's from being swallowed up by Nasser Lake when the dam opened.

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Thank Liz S
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were based in a hotel in Aswan so it takes approx 3+ hrs one way to get here. The transportation round trip was 150 in a shared van booked thru the horrible hotel we stayed at. Pickup from the hotel was 3:30 am. Entrance fee is 100 LE. They also charge a general tourist guide fee of 13 LE... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly truly amazing to see and well worth the extra travel to get there! Would highly recommend on any visit to Egypt!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our group tour of Egypt in October-2016, we visited the Temple complex of Abu Simbel on the bank of Lake Nasser. This entire complex was retrieved and relocated from what is now Lake Nasser. Massive figures including that of Ramses-II are carved in stone at the temple entrances.Inside there are murals - paintings and carvings on the temple walls.

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