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5 Extraordinary Egyptian Travel Experiences

In recent years, political turmoil has taken a toll on Egypt’s tourist trade, but there may never be a better time to visit than right now. 459 more words


Abu Simbel

At Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel in Egypt. Had to stand at the door and waited for the stream of tourists to disappear before doing this shot. love wide angle lenses (:


Down the Nile to Aswan

After riding the camel across the Egyptian desert in Giza (for all of thirty minutes), it was time to grapple a crocodile in Aswan. Our mode of transport to this southern most point in the Nile delta was by overnight train. 1,172 more words


Tourists watch rare alignment of sun illuminating statues in ancient Egyptian temple

By Taymour El-Alfy

ABU SIMBEL, Egypt – Hundreds of visitors gathered in Egypt on Wednesday at the Great Temple of Ramses II to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year. 287 more words

The Associated Press

People visit the Great Temple of Ramses II in Egypt

People visit the Great Temple of Ramses II, to observe the sun shining directly into the ancient temple’s dark inner chamber in Abu Simbel, Egypt. Hundreds of people visited the temple to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues. 7 more words

Middle East

Abu Simbel


The very small village of Abu-Simbel lies 280 km south of Aswan, and only 40 km north of the Sudanese border. 201 more words
Nile Valley