Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel

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 was amazing! It was an extra cost and we had to get up at 5 am for the 30 min short flight from Aswan, but totally worth it. A highlight of my trip.  more »
  • Abu Simbel is a magnificent temple carved straight into the body of rock. Visiting it requires a rather long way through the desert as it is located far from any modern city. The more it overwhelms...  more »

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