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Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
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As we were short for time, we flew from Aswan to Abu Simbel (about a 40 minute flight) and then back via Abu Simbel to Cairo to connect with our forward travel plans. The plane... read more

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we were short for time, we flew from Aswan to Abu Simbel (about a 40 minute flight) and then back via Abu Simbel to Cairo to connect with our forward travel plans. The plane waits in Abu Simbel for several hours and then returns to Aswan. Our plane was late out of Aswan, and therefore we had a shortened... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can not believe the sheer size until you stand in front of this monument and the video of how they moved it must be seen

Thank Lesley W
San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Majestic Abu Simbel temple of Ramses II so close from Aswan with a short Egypt AIr flight. We flew and it took us less than one hour but one can use a car or bus that takes six hours round trip and takes you into the desert with a police escort. Expected the temple of Ramses II to be a... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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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