Abu Simbel Temples

These are perhaps the most inspiring and admirable temples built during ancient Egyptian times. Among the many temples here, the most beautiful and grand is the Sun Temple built to honor the great Egyptian pharaoh King Ramses II. There are four giant statues of King Ramses II built on the entrance of the temple, to guard its gateways. Many call it precious, but others think it was just plain old ego that the great King has the structure of the temple designed in such a manner that the rays of the sun would perfectly align with the temple, twice a year. Once on his birthday, i.e., 2nd October and on 21st February, the day he was crowned King. This natural and incredible phenomenon results in some spectacular visual delight for the spectators and the famous Sun Festival of King Ramses II is celebrated on both these days.   

Location: Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Known For: These are perhaps the most inspiring and admirable temples built during ancient Egyptian times. Among the many temples here, the most beautiful and grand is the Sun Temple built to honor the great Egyptian pharaoh King Ramses II

How to reach: The best way to reach is by cab, you can book a private guided tour that will include all your transfers.

Approximate Cost: Tours start at approx. INR 3800/- per person

Operating hours: 5 am to 6 pm 

Any precautions/ must carry items etc. Camera, water bottles, sunscreen, shades. Hat, weather appropriate clothing.

Type: Temples

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