Abu Simbel Temples in southern Egypt really should be right up there at the top of your list of must-see Egypt attractions.
Abu Simbel Temples in southern Egypt really should be right up there at the top of your list of must-see Egypt attractions. This is particularly true if you are looking to explore Egypt’s ancient pyramids, tombs and temples. Carved out of the rock, the temples were constructed not only to serve as a place of worship, but also as a lasting monument to Ramses the Great and his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari The Abu Simbel Temples are located on the west bank of the Nile River, approximately 230 km southwest of Aswan in an area known a Nubia. Today they are a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with a number of other UNESCO sites in Nubia from Abu Simbel Temples to Philae Temple near Aswan. Collectively, these are known as the “Nubian Monuments”