Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Nubia, southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Nubian Monuments, which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan).
Abu Simbel is a very beautiful place that is absolutely stunning in its detail and size. With the Pharaohs sitting at the entrance and a tall rectangular door sits open atop a stairway you cannot help but be impressed by the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Ancient Egyptians. Whether you are visiting Abu Simbel during the day or at night you will enjoy seeing it both inside and out. The interior is lined with tall statues guarding the passageway and during the evenings the front is lit up so that the sitting Pharaohs are starkly contrasted with the rest of the inky blackness of the sky around them.
Your representative will pick up you from your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan to enjoy Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan by a private air-conditioned vehicle, 320 km from Aswan. You will visit the main temple is dedicated in to Amun Ra, Re Horakhty and Ptah, but it was constructed for the greater glory of its builder – Ramses the Great. Next to it is a smaller temple dedicated to his wife – Queen Nefertari. Then you will drive back to your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan.