Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt

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Day 1

We visited the temple of Philae in Egypt.

Island of Philae is 10 kms from Aswan. You can book organised tour from your hotel to take you to Temple of Philae and Kadasha and back.

Philae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex. These rapids and the surrounding area have been variously flooded since the initial construction of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902. The temple complex was dismantled and moved to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam.

Day 2

We visited the temple of Kom Ombo in Egypt.

Kom Ombo is around 50 kms from Aswan. You can either book an organised tour with local company or book your own cab to take you, wait and bring back.
However, the best option is to take train from Aswan station to Kom Ombo Station and then take taxi to Kom Ombo temple.

The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. The building is unique because its 'double' design. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu. Meanwhile, the northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Horus along with Tasenetnofret and Panebtawy. The temple is atypical because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis.

Day 3

We visited the Abu Simbel in Egypt.

Abu Simbel is around 290 kms from Aswan. You can take flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel and back. Buses from Abu Simbel airport to Abu Simbel temple are free or you can book luxury boat cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel and back which takes around 4-5 days.

However, the best way to reach Abu Simbel is book organised tour with local tour operators or book your own cab to take you to Abu Simbel and back.

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments",which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the 19th dynasty reign of the Pharaoh Ramesses II. They serve as a lasting monument to the king and his queen Nefertari, and commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.

Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
Photo of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Egypt by Mazzanilife
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