Abu Simbel Temple is one of the most important temples that can be visited in Aswan, and it is one of the most important attractions in Aswan.
Your Egypt day tours gives you the opportunity to go to Aswan and visit the Abu Simbel Temple and learn about its great history, all of this accompanied by your tour guide during your one-day trip in Aswan.
Abu Simbel is a historic site comprising two massive rock-cut temples in the village of Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. It is situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan
About 300 km from Aswan is a strikingly beautiful and majestic monument by the most powerful pharaoh in the history of Egypt.
It is reachable by plane or by road. It is about 30 to 45 minutes by plane, and about three hours by road in one way.
There are two temples in Abu Simbel. The great temple of Ramses II, and a smaller temple of his wife Nefertari.You will know this during your Aswan day tours.
The two temples are cut deep inside the rock.
The great temple is dedicated to Amon Re, Rehorakhty, Ptah, and Ramses II as a god.
While the smaller temple is dedicated to Hathor and Nefertari as a goddess.
Egypt Day Tours gives you the opportunity to know 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.
The temple is built with some angles to let the sun illuminate the face of Ramses II twice a year, in his birthday (October 21) and his coronation day (February 21). But now the dates are changed to 22nd of February and 22nd of October, due to the movement of the temple It is considered one of the most important attractions in Aswan.
The two 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 1964 and was completed in the spring of 1968.
The two temples were cut into 1036 huge pieces and then rebuilt in the new location which is far 200 meters from the older site.
In brief, if you are in Egypt, and you don’t visit Abu Simbel, you have to come back.
It is a wonderful place.
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