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

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The reconstructed temple of Abu Simbel is a must see. The complex was moved to avoid being submerged by the waters of Lake Naser, once the Aswan High Dam was built. The 6 hour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reconstructed temple of Abu Simbel is a must see. The complex was moved to avoid being submerged by the waters of Lake Naser, once the Aswan High Dam was built. The 6 hour roundtrip by caR IS WELL WORTH IT

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Magnificent! Right on Lake Nasser and very close to the Sudan border. A great Temple to visit if you want to see the vast majority expanse of desert that is southern Egypt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great visit! We were to fly, but the flight was cancelled and we drove by car, leaving the hotel at 4:30am and arriving there around 7:30, after 280km of a good and straight road through the Sahara desert! The visit was one emotion and you have a great view of the Aswan lake! The temple is wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went by convoy of approx 400 mini buses and private cars but one of the most memorable places I have been in the world. Do not miss Abu simbel

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited many temples and tombs prior to arriving here, Abu Simbel is still amazing for its scale and beauty. Located on Lake Nasser, the community is quite isolated, so the vendors are very persistent. The night show is inexpensive and the location on the lakes edge makes it very comfortable with a light breeze likely.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan just to see the structure, but we are not sorry. It was a stunning structure and a wondrous sight to behold. You can actually see the temples from the air as you approach Abu Simbel, so keep your eye out for it. This is my favorite structure in Ancient Egypt!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit to the two temples in Abu Simbel was arranged by Uniworld Nile River cruise who took care of booking seats with EgyptAir, transfers to the temples, and admission tickets (100 EGP). This was a worthwhile morning visit that started early with a short flight from Aswan – 45 minutes – to Abu Simbel followed by a 1 1... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sheer beauty & regality of the temple is in itself typical of the genius of typical Egyptian momuments. Feb 22 & Oct 22 are best days to visit as the sun rays at sunrise time only on these 2 days in the year are in perfect allignment to light up the central figurines way inside the temple. One has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome ,Not to be missed, the 3 hour journey across the Sahara from Aswan was well worth the effort. No words can described the ingenious feat of moving this monument to the present site. A commentary of what to look for by a guide before entering is essential to appreciate this temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite amazing to hear how they took apart this temple block by block and reconstructed it on this new site to protect it from the rising water of the lake. The monument itself is large and the rooms inside are preserved well. You need a quide to explain all that you will see when you are inside to... More 

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