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Abu Simbel, EgyptAbu Simbel is one of the most remarkable destinations in the south of Egypt. Threatened by floodwaters created by the completion of the Aswan Dam, the enormous temple complex at Abu Simbel was disassembled and then reassembled piece by piece under a UNESCO programme in the 1960s and is one of the best reasons for Australians and other visitors to travel to this remote corner of Egypt.
The temples at Abu Simbel, constructed by famed Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II, are one of the foremost architectural achievements of ancient Egypt. The enormous structures were completed around 1200 BC supposedly to celebrate an Egyptian military victory. The temples were carved directly into the side of a mountain, and when the complex was moved away from the floodwaters of Lake Nasser by UNESCO, engineers constructed a fake mountain so as not to lose the effect of the original structures. Abu Simbel also features what is generally perceived to be Egypt's finest "Sound and Light" show, a common nighttime tourist feature at many Egyptian monuments.
Most visitors take a car convoy or bus service from Aswan to Abu Simbel, although there are flights to and from both Aswan and Cairo as well. While Abu Simbel's distance from many of Egypt's other attractions can make it a daunting place to visit, the beauty of the temples there is well worth it. Additionally, Abu Simbel is not far from Lake Nasser, where travellers can spend a few lazy days exploring Egypt's largest body of water.