Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel

Must see · Ruin · Historic Site
The power of one of the most iconic pharaohs remains evident at Abu Simbel Temple Complex, a pair of colossal temples forming part of a World Heritage Site. Consisting of the Great Temple and the Small Temple, the complex was built during the reign of Ramses II in the 13th century BCE. The complex was meant to honor the gods and, in no small part, Ramses himself. Several colossi of the long-ruling pharaoh represent highlights of the temple complex, which was entirely relocated in 1968 to prevent damage by the construction of an artificial lake. Using our international travel planner, Abu Simbel attractions like Abu Simbel Temple Complex can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Abu Simbel Temple Complex

Abu Simbel Temple Complex reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
3,458 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Abu Simbel is two massive rock-cut temples in the village of Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km....  more »
  • Amazing temple to visit, we had great time there, our guide was excellent to explain everything about the temples. We booked the trip to Abu Simbel and Nile Cruise via Nile Cruisers (highly...  more »
  • If you have the chance to visit Egypt, you should definitely go and visit this complex - it is an amazing proof of the ancient civilization & modern technology for preserving it. It is quite a long.....  more »
Google
  • It is one of the most spectacular buildings in Egypt. The complex is composed of several buildings among which the Temple of Ramses II stands out, a real symbol of Egypt thanks to its impressive facade composed of four statues of 20 meters high that were carved directly on the rock, as well as the four seated statues of the deified Pharaoh Ramses II that decorate it.
  • Very quiet in late 2020. A 3 hour drive from Aswan but for me it was worth it. Such a spectacle and the whole story of the move is absolutely mind blowing. Loved it!
  • An amazing piece of architecture, history and awe - a truly breathtaking creation of Ramses II to illustrate the power and prestige of the Pharoahs. A must see on your travels to Egypt. Just beautiful! These snaps were taken on my trip through Egypt in 2011. Hope to get back one day!
  • One of the most famous Egyptian temples , Wish to visit
  • Very nice place. Highly recommend but I couldn't take pictures inside.

Plan your trip to Abu Simbel

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.