Abu Simbel Travel Guide
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Member Reviews (18)
- Abu SimbelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jun 09, 2013
There is very little to Abu Simbel other than the famous temples. The airport is functional and this is a reasonable place to stop for a break as you transit to / from Sudan or wait to embark on a cruise of Lake Nasser.
Be aware that frequent sand storms can cause flight delays. Try to avoid tight connections.Recommended for:
- Abu SimbelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 6Jan 02, 2013
Seeing the Abu Sibel Temple was one of the most impressive experience of mine. Over 3300 years of history was standing in front of me and I have no words to describe the beauty of this temple. In my opinion, not even the Pyramids impress as much as this Temple, built by Pharaoh Ramses II for himself and Queen Nefertari.
Abu Simbel we visited for our honeymoon and we were astonished with this monument. Until Aswan we took a Nile Cruise and from there we flew by plane.
It was all wort it! Anybody interested in a culture trip should not pass these temple.
- Abu SimbelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersSep 04, 2012
This is the most amazing attraction I've ever laid my eyes on! Do not miss out on this if you are visiting Egypt. It is worth the extra plane ride. Not only is it a historic marvel, but an engineering marvel as well.
- Abu SimbelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
It's only a quick 45 minute flight from Aswan (or 3hrs by car) to reach this ancient wonder. While I was there I was amazed to learn that this isn't the original site of the temple. In the late 60's it was carved up into large stone blocks (you can see the seems if you look closely) and moved to it's current location to prevent it from being submerged under water due to the creation of Lake Nasser. I recommend getting there (or any historical site in Egypt) early because the crowds are smaller and the temperatures are usually cooler. Truly Amazing!
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