Abu Simbel

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Abu Simbel is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan...

The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh, and to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan dam reservoir.

after visiting Abu Simbel, our tour assembled for an Arabian night.

The relocation of the temples was necessary to avoid being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan dam on the Nile River. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt's top tourist attractions(wikipedia).

You could reach Abu Simbel either by plane or by  boat, i think there is a cruise line ship that offers a stop over here. Witnessing the place gives you the mix feelings of excitement, contentment, achievement, or any adjective words that you could think of. The workmanship that took place thousand years of ago was still standing. I am still very amaze of  how they moved this giant structure and had left me wondering if something got left behind from where it was originally standing before, knowing how the ancient egyptians mind  are, they always have secret chambers or passages,  like the ones in the Valley of the Kings, but no one knows for sure and this what makes Egypt exciting.

I would definitely endorse to anyone who is visiting Egypt to take a stop at this place.

 You could not take any pictures inside Abu Simbel, but no worries  because there is always someone who is going to approach you and ask if you want to take a picture or take a private tour of the place, there is one area that is still close for the public that requires renovation but you don't need to pay that much with the guard, you just need to give them a dollar tip.

ted332 says:
Takot naman ako sa litrato ng kasunod kong nagcomment para syang hinukay sa Egypt.. no ba yan.. anyway sobrang ganda nitong napuntahan mo. I wanna experience the fieeling of being in the midst of the land of pharaohs. Must be great!
Posted on: Feb 16, 2008
kristinasub says:
i had to take a look on this blog and photos :o) i love Egypt so much that i sometimes dream (like last night) i am again there ..some special fluid is between me and that country and i'll not be calm until i go again and again there...i hope you understand and you felt that special energy there and everlasting call to come again :o)
Posted on: Feb 15, 2008
kristinasub says:
Photos are great :o) my favorite country, but i still didnt go to Abu Simbel and i enjoyed in your photos :-) I supose its forbiden to take photos inside, as when i was in tombs in Valley of Kings? But i made one and had luck ,guardians didnt see me, or i would be without my camera...well, curiosity kill the cat :o) and sometimes i'm really horrible with that :o)
Posted on: Jan 26, 2008
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Abu Simbel
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