Abu Simbel

Travel back in time at Abu Simbel, home to two colossal rock-cut temples carved into a mountainside in southern Egypt. These architectural wonders, commissioned by Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, stand as a testament to his power and reign.

Enduring Legacy:¬†Marvel at the four colossal statues of Ramesses II flanking the entrance, each towering over 20 meters tall. Explore the inner chambers adorned with intricate reliefs depicting the pharaoh’s victories and his devotion to the gods.

A Queen’s Honor:¬†Witness the smaller temple dedicated to Queen Nefertari, a rare sight in Egyptian history where a wife receives such prominence.

UNESCO World Heritage Site:¬†Abu Simbel is part of the “Nubian Monuments” UNESCO World Heritage Site, stretching from Abu Simbel to Philae near Aswan.

Engineering Marvel:¬†These temples were relocated in the 1960s to save them from rising water levels ‚Äď a testament to human ingenuity and dedication to preserving history.

Experience the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel temples for yourself. Contact Excel Travel today to start planning your Egyptian adventure!