- Ibn Battuta
Do what you desire. I have indeed - praise be to God - attained my desire in this world, which was travel through the Earth.
- Ibn Battuta
Temple of Abu Simbel
From Aswan, we took another road trip to go see the magnificent Abu Simbel. To this very day, Abu Simbel is still one of our favorite spots in Egpyt, next to seeing the pyramids and is by far one of the best temple we have seen.
Abu Simbel - the facade of the great temple facing the Nile River, the two temples, that of Ramesses II primarily dedicated to Re-Harakhte, and that of his wife, Nefertari dedicated to Hathor, is a must-see in Egypt. What's much more amazing is the re-assembly of the temple because of the construction of the High Dam that flooded the temple. Experts from all over, carefully dismantled and reconstructed the temple again to a higher location, still facing the Nile River.
On the right, is the temple key holder.
Temple of Nefertari, dedicated to Hathor.
View from the mountain top.
5/19/2015 07:14:12 pm
I am blown away by your photos - so I cannot imagine how amazing it must have been in person! The detail and the sheer size is just incredible. Awesome photos - thank you for sharing this from you trip!
5/20/2015 12:21:56 am
I homeschooled my kids, so we read a lot about the history of Egypt. I love seeing these pictures. You are so fortunate to be able to travel there!
robin masshole mommy
5/20/2015 12:23:30 am
I always LOVED learning about ancient Egyptian culture when I was in school. It must have been so amazing to see it in real life.
5/20/2015 05:45:50 am
These pictures are incredible! Looks like you had an amazing time. Would love to see these in person as they look so impressive.
Fi Ni Neachtain
5/20/2015 07:11:02 am
Oh I can see why it would take your breath away, what an amazing sight to behold! My other half and I would love to visit Egypt one day :)
5/20/2015 11:08:08 am
What an amazing place to get to explore! I am hoping one day we get to see these places.
5/20/2015 11:55:07 am
Unfortunately, I'll probably never have the opportunity to visit a place like that myself so it's a real treat having you share it! Thank you for posting so many amazing photos! :)
5/20/2015 04:56:45 pm
oh wow indeed breathtaking views and such amazing beauty, I would definitely love to visit as many places as I can in Egypt one day. Thanks for sharing.
5/20/2015 07:30:45 pm
Egypt is just amazing especially since these structures were there for centuries already. It's among my bucket list location.
5/20/2015 11:24:10 pm
I can't even imagine how amazing it was to see it in person. The title is very fitting, the pictures are breath-taking as well.
5/20/2015 11:34:26 pm
This looks like such an amazing wonderful time indeed. I have always wanted to visit anywhere in Egypt. Thanks for sharing.
5/21/2015 02:36:02 pm
Wow, these pictures took my breath away...they are stunning! What an amazing experience!
5/22/2015 03:35:18 am
Gorgeous pictures. Breathtaking! What a neat trip to take. Thanks for sharing this post!
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