Entrance to the Abu Simbel temple complex (Photo: Anton_Ivanov/Shutterstock.com)
Abu Simbel temple complex (Photo: Anton_Ivanov/Shutterstock.com)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is a village in Upper Egypt that's home to a world-renowned archeological site, the Abu Simbel temple complex. The massive two-temple system is a bucket-list-worthy attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Abu Simbel complex features massive ancient temples that were carved into solid rock thousands of years ago, including the Great Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Hathor. Visitors will enjoy amazing views of the temple complex on Abu Simbel cruises docked in Lake Nasser -- a vast reservoir in the River Nile.

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About Abu Simbel


Pro

History buffs will never forget the site of these massive ancient carvings

Con

Not many sailings stop in this historically important port

Bottom Line

The extraordinary Abu Simbel temple complex is a spectacular archeological treasure


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