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Egypt - Abu Simbel, Great Temple of Rameses II, one of the four statues of Ramesses II at the temple's gate
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Built as a monument to Rameses II and his beloved wife Nefertari, the Abu Simbel temples are famous the world over. Located close to the border with Sudan and standing in isolation on the bank of Lake Nasser, this incredible site has a sense of magic that leaves an indelible mark in the memories of all who visit. These monuments, a grandiose testament to Rameses's power, had to be moved so that they weren't submerged by the waters of the lake.

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Tourist attractions Abu Simbel : Things to see and do

  • Carved out of solid rock, this most famous of the temples erected by Rameses II survived thanks to Egyptologist Christiane Desroches Noblecourt and UNESCO, which covered the costs of moving it out of the reach of the waters during construction of the..

  • Wadi el-Seboua Site Recommended Recommended

    ET - Abou Simbel

    Take a cruise to appreciate these three temples that were rescued from the waters and now stand on the left bank of Lake Nasser. Wadi el-Seboua Temple was built by Rameses II, well after Abu Simbel; a colossus bearing the effigy of the pharaoh can be..

  • Six 10m-high colossi of the royal couple, Rameses II and Nefertari, greet you in this "small temple" hewn out of the rock, which the Pharaoh dedicated to Hathor, goddess of love and maternity, and to his favourite wife. Once inside, you wil..

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Hotels Abu Simbel

  • Nefertari Hotel Abu Simble

    Abu Simbel El Seyahy ET - Abu Simbel

    Overlooking Nasser Lake, Nefertari Hotel Abu Simble offers air-conditioned rooms. It has an outdoor pool surrounded by loungers. Free WiFi is available. Rooms have views of the gardens, pool, or surrounding mountains. Each includes a seating area wi..

  • Seti Abu Simbel Lake Resort

    Abu Simbel Touristic Village ET - Abu Simbel

    Located at the foot of the Grand Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel Hotel offers views of Lake Nasser. It offers a landscaped pool area, luscious gardens and Nubian-style accommodation. All accommodation at Abu Simbel offer views of a garden or Lake Na..

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