Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel

Must see · Ruin · Historic Site
The power of one of the most iconic pharaohs remains evident at Abu Simbel Temple Complex, a pair of colossal temples forming part of a World Heritage Site. Consisting of the Great Temple and the Small Temple, the complex was built during the reign of Ramses II in the 13th century BCE. The complex was meant to honor the gods and, in no small part, Ramses himself. Several colossi of the long-ruling pharaoh represent highlights of the temple complex, which was entirely relocated in 1968 to prevent damage by the construction of an artificial lake. Using our international travel planner, Abu Simbel attractions like Abu Simbel Temple Complex can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Abu Simbel is amazing. Of course, I thought nearly everything we saw in Egypt was amazing. We were lucky that on the next to the last day of our tour down the Nile River we had a flight from Luxor to....  more »
  • very impressive and worth visiting even the way to it is hard and you have to wake up very early. once you are there, you realise that you chose the right option.  more »

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