Abu Simbel, High Dam and Philae Temple in Aswan

Abu Simbel, High Dam and Philae Temple in Aswan, Aswan, Egypt (B)

South of Aswan and next to the Sudanese border hides one of the most impressive temples of ancient Egypt: Abu Simbel, a Nubian monument carved out of the mountainside over 3,200 years ago. Almost destroyed in the 60s after the construction of the High Dam, these temples were moved stone by stone to an artificial hill made above the dam to protect them from the floods.

In the fourth day of my Essential Egypt tour, I visited these fascinating temples along with two of the big highlights of the city of Aswan: the High Dam and Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

I visited Abu Simbel, the High Dam and Philae Temple as part of my Essential Egypt tour with Travel Talk Tours, which lasted for a total of 9 days and covered the main highlights of Egypt from north to south. You can find the entire itinerary in my post Essential Egypt in 9 days: itinerary, arrival and first impressions of Cairo.

The visit to Abu Simbel wasn’t included in my trip, but it could be purchased separately. The cost was €75, which I found extremely expensive considering that we were a big group, but visiting Abu Simbel is a must that cannot be missed. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Abu Simbel, High Dam and Philae Temple in Aswan
Guide Location: Egypt » Aswan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.arwtravels.com/blog/essential-egypt-9-days-abu-simbel-temples-high-dam-philae-temple-aswan
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Philae Temple
  • High Dam
  • Helnan Hotel