Explore the phenomenal temples of Pharaoh Ramses II, and his beloved Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel with our professional licensed tour guide.
With Happy Egypt, you will have the opportunity to take a short trip from Aswan to Abu Simbel, saving you time and ensuring a comfortable trip. Once you arrive, you will be welcomed by an experienced guide who will provide you with fascinating insights into the history and importance of the temples and accompany you throughout your journey.
The interior of the temple is decorated with beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from ancient Egyptian mythology and the pharaoh's military victories. It is truly a sight worth seeing! Aswan day tours give you the opportunity to visit Abu Simbel Temple.
Your guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel/cruise to commence your tour to Abu Simbel.
About 300 km from Aswan, is a strikingly beautiful and majestic monument by the most powerful pharaoh in the history of Egypt, Ramses II.
There are two temples in Abu Simbel. The great temple of Ramses II, and a smaller temple of his wife Nefertari.
The two temples are cut deep into the rock.
The great temple is dedicated Amon-Re, Rehorakhty, Ptah, and Ramses II as a god.
While the smaller temple is dedicated to Hathor and Nefertari as a goddess.
The great temple of Ramses is the most powerful work of art in the world, with its huge façade with four impressive statues of Ramses.
It is reachable by plane or by road. It is about 45 minutes by plane and about three hours by road.
The police convoy has been canceled and you can drive to Abu Simbel from Aswan between sunrise and sunset daily.
The temple is built with some angles to let the sun illuminate the face of Ramses II twice a year, on his birthday (October 21) and his coronation day (February 21). But now the dates are changed to 22 of February and 22nd of October, due to the movement of the temple.
The temples of Abu Simbel were the first temples to be rescued among 24 temples, due to the damage of the water. The rescue operation began 1n 1960 and was completed in the spring of 1964.
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