Is Abu Simbel worth visiting?

Absolutely! The temples of Abu Simbel are some of most impressive and unique temples you will see in Egypt, so it is well worth the visit.

What happened to the statue at Abu Simbel?

The Pharaoh is shown wearing the Pshent, or Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. The head of the second statue from the left is broken off and laying on the ground in front of the statue. This happened during an earthquake just after the temple was completed.

How much is the entrance to Abu Simbel?

Entrance Fees

Site Price per person “Egyptian Pounds”
Abu Simbel Temples 240
Abu Simbel Temples During Sun Festival (February 22nd & October 22nd) 500
Kalabsha Temple 60
Nubian Museum 140

What is so special about Abu Simbel?

It was dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Ramesses himself. It is generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt.

Is it safe to visit Abu Simbel?

You will be safe around Abu Simbel, but do NOT drive anywhere in Egypt. It takes a long time to get to places, the roads are often poor and the driving is terrifying. You will be safe around Luxor and in the Red Sea resorts, but do not go anywhere outside the main tourist areas.

Can you go inside temple of Abu Simbel?

The temples are covered with statues and engravings of various gods and symbols. You can enter both temples and explore hieroglyphs and sanctuaries inside. There is a lot of history to be taken in so I highly recommend going with a good guide and really paying attention to everything that can be seen at Abu Simbel.

Can you go inside Abu Simbel?

Why is it called Abu Simbel?

Allegedly, the Swiss explorer Burckhardt was led to the site by a boy named Abu Simbel in 1813 CE and the site was then named after him.

Can you stay in Abu Simbel?

Stay overnight in Abu Simbel If you want to have more than 2 hours to see the temples, the best option is an overnight trip to Abu Simbel. You can stay in a simple but elegant Nubian hotel.

Is it safe to go to Abu Simbel?

What do female tourists wear in Egypt?

The majority of local women you meet in Egypt will be wearing a hijab covering their head and hair. It is also common to see local Egyptian wearing niqabs which cover the woman’s head, hair, and face except for the eyes. As a visitor, you are not required or pressured to wear either.