Abu Simbel, on the bank of Lake Nasser in Egypt, is a major tourist attraction. Abu Simbel is a set of two huge rock temples that were carved out of mountains during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II. The Temples of Abu Simbel are quite breathtaking along with their history which is equally fascinating and dates back more than three thousand years old. The two temples are dedicated to three deities of Egypt Ra-Harakhty, Pitah and Amun. The temples are designed in such a manner that on solstices the sun's rays can illuminate the entire back wall of the temple and the statues of the four gods. These temples allure tourists more because of the reason- that it was feared that they will drown in the waters of Lake Nasser and so were removed and relocated at another site by UNESCO and the Egyptian government.
Wonders of Egypt Tour | 8 Days / 7 Nights
Cairo - Alexandria - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Nile Cruise - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor