W e were staying in Aswan at the Pyramisa Isis Island Hotel so we decided to fly down to Abu Simbel not go by coach as it was at least 3 1/2 to 4 hour journey, we were so pleased we did, it was a lovely short flight, just 30 minutes long on a quite comfortable Egyptair plane with plenty of leg room (take note Thomas Cook). the guides are very knowledgeable and as we all (3 of us) walked down the hill towards Lake Nasser, we turned the corner....and there it was. STUNNING. It was huge, it just took y0ur breath away.
As I said, the guides are very knowledgeable and told you all about what you would see inside the temples as they are not allowed to go inside and no one is allowed to take any photos inside either, a few people did take photos and immediately some one told them to delete them.
There are two temples. the big one to Ramses and the smaller one to his wife Nefertari.
It is unbelievable that these huge monuments have been moved otherwise they would have been under Lake Nasser.
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