Abu Simbel Tourist Village /Hotel Abbas
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... s was inside and outside the temple. The colours were preserved because it was filled with sand.
On the outside there are four massive monuments of Ramses II, representing the four corners of the world. One was damaged during earthquake. Over the statues there was a small frieze of baboons that greeted the sun. Around his legs there were small images of Nefertari and children.
Inside the temple were some really great ...
... It was the first thing invaders saw as they sailed down the Nile from
Africa and was supposed to strike fear into their hearts.
The temple was moved in 1964 because it was going to be
submerged by the Nile. An Italian construction crew spent 4 years moving it
piece by piece further up the mountain but still in the same location.
The Temple has 4 carved statues at the front, one of ...
6 March 2013
Day Trip to Temples at Abu Simbel - 290 km each way
-- Round Trip Transport to Abu Simbel 75Le each
-- Site Entry; 95Le ($14), adult foreigner price
The early morning events (convoy forming, vehicle and paperwork inspection) went off without a hitch and the large Toyota van was really roomy ...
We were all very excited to be going to Abu Simbel, but not at 5am! We didn't have to get up for breakfast as they made us a box to take on the journey, which was about 280 kilometres away and would take about three and a half hours. We were allowed to take our pillows from our cabins, so as soon as we got on the bus we all fell asleep. I missed the sunrise, and woke up just in time to scoff some of the many, many things in the breakfast box - I think one box would have been ...
Or is it Abu Simbil? The spelling is different on the ticket to the signs. We are on the plane heading back to Aswan; bit nauseating because it is 13.45 and I am hungry and we are getting turbulence. Abu Simbel was amazing an absolute must do. We began our story with another early wake up (6.30) I immediately felt sick from tired, I am so looking forward to some free time later to relax on the deck. Our flight from Aswan was only 30 minutes but there was a lot of time waiting in ...