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Abu Simbel trip from Aswan

Abu Simbel trip from Aswan: Ramsiss II temple

Overview:

The temples at Abu Simbel (South of Egypt) were formerly located further down the hillside, facing the Nile in the same relative positions, but due to the rising waters of Lake Nasser, the original locations are underwater. In the 1960's, each temple was carefully sawed into numbered stone cubes, moved uphill, and reassembled before the water rose.

The Great Temple of Ramses II was reassembled fronting a fake mountain, built like a domed basketball court, where the stone cubes occupy a section under the dome; from outside, the fake mountain looks like solid rock.

Archaeologists have concluded that the immense sizes of the statues in the Great Temple were intended to scare potential enemies approaching Egypt's southern region, as they traveled down the Nile from out of Africa.

Trip itinerary:

• Early morning, pick up from your hotel at Aswan, then drive to Abu Simble area.

• Tour of Abu Simbel (great temple) or the temple of Ramsiss II.

• Visit the temple of queen Nefertari. (Temple of Hathor)

• Lunch

• By the end of Abu Simple excursion, drive back to your hotel in Aswan.

Trip includes:

• Transportation by air Conditioned cars.

• English speaking tour guide.

• Entrance fees of Abu Simbel temple.

• Entrance fees of Hathor temple.

• Lunch.

Trip excludes:

• Drinks.

• Any other personal expenses, not mentioned in the itinerary.

Trip details:

• Start time: 05.00 a.m.

• Return time : 20.00

• Available days: Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday

Recommended things to take with you:

• Passport

• Sun hat, Sun glasses.

Trip Cost:

Adult price: 75£

Child price: 60£

Abo Simble trip from Aswan
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