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  • Address: Aswan, Egypt
  • Hours: Open daily. Winter: 6am - 4pm; Summer: 6am - 5pm
  • Admission: Adults: 80 L.E., Children: 40 L.E.

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Abu Simbel Temples

Often referred to as the Temples of Ramses II, the two enormous sandstone structures at Abu Simbel were built in 1255 BC by Ramses II to commemorate himself and his favorite wife Nefertiti. The larger temple, dedicated to three major Egyptian deities, features four large statues of Ramses II on its facade, while the smaller temple is dedicated to the love goddess Hathor, with statues designed to embody Nefertari.

Set on the banks of the artificial Lake Nasser, the structures were once in danger of being flooded with the construction of the Aswan High Dam but were saved via an extensive project to cut the temples into pieces and move them to higher ground, where they are seen today.

Both Temples of Ramses II are open to the public and together form one of the greatest tourist attractions in Egypt as half of UNESCO's Nubian Monuments World Heritage site. An impressive light and sound show takes place daily.

Practical Info

The temples lie about 180 miles (290 km), or a three-hour drive, southwest of Aswan. The best way to visit is via an organized tour from the city. It is also possible to arrive via plane from either Cairo or Aswan (30 minutes).

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Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan, Aswan, null
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Fast track your journey and take the quick route to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on an air tour from Aswan. With a qualified Egyptologist as your ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

From USD $338.00
Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan, Aswan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The ancient temples of Abu Simbel, built by Pharaoh Ramses II and relocated to a dramatic lakeside setting in Nubia, are a highlight of any visit to Aswan. ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Morning Trip to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan by Minivan, Aswan, Day Trips
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Morning Trip to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan by Minivan

Over 3,000 years old, the massive rock temples of Abu Simbel stand on the shores of Lake Nasser, about a 3-hour drive south of Aswan. A professional ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.59
Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan, Aswan, Day Trips
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Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Journey from Aswan by a private A/C car to visit the beautiful Abu Simbel Temples on the banks of Lake Nasser.

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $88.00
Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan, Aswan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan

Walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs at the majestic Abu Simbel Temples on this 10-hour private tour by air-conditioned minibus from Aswan. See the enormous ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.00
Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan, Aswan, Private Day Trips
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan

4 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

See the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on a minibus tour from Aswan. With a qualified Egyptologist as your guide, you'll enjoy a personalized visit to Abu ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.00
Day Trip: Abu Simble from Aswan with Private Guide and Private Transportation, Aswan, Private ... 
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Day Trip: Abu Simble from Aswan with Private Guide and Private Transportation

Explore Abusimble temples on this private day trip from Aswan and enjoy the best Nubian temples with private guide, private car and oriental delicious lunch. Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $155.00
Temples of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertari with Flight from Aswan, Aswan, Ports of Call Tours
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Temples of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertari with Flight from Aswan

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This 4-hour tour visits the Abu Simbel temples of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertari from Aswan, via an Egypt Air domestic flight.

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $375.00
Private Day Tour: Abu Simbel from Aswan, Aswan, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Day Tour: Abu Simbel from Aswan

See the spectacular rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel and explore a traditional Nubian village on this 8-hour private morning trip from Aswan. Led by an ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Discover Aswan: Abu Simbel By Bus From Aswan, Aswan, Private Day Trips
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Discover Aswan: Abu Simbel By Bus From Aswan

Perhaps after the Giza Pyramids, or simultaneously with them, the Great Temples of Abu Simbel present the familiar picture of ancient Egypt to the modern ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.00

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