The Nile by the side and a vast majority of wonderful sights to look forward to, Aswan is the perfect calm and mystic place to visit. With the dead at your mercy and the Nile to let your exploring bug crawl, Aswan blends the beauty of nature with the mystery of the humans. One of the best places to visit while in Aswan is Abu Simbel.
A few hours’ drive from Aswan, the place is famous for its huge temples that face the Lake Nasser; contemplating the beauty of the desert with the smoothness of the lake. The main attraction of all the temples is the Great Temple of Rameses II – a human-god by his own confession – which features some great ancient architecture, too high level even in terms of today’s engineering.
Originally the temple was built to scare off enemies by the huge size, it now attracts tourists from all over the world. The temple features four 20 meter+ statues of Rameses himself and gods Ra, Amun and Ptah.
The axis of the temple is positioned in such a way that at least once a year, the rays of the sun would penetrate the sanctuary and light up the structures at the back wall except for the statue of Ptah, the god of the underworld, who prefers to remain in the dark.
The temple is also decorated by the fact that the whole temple was resituated while on the verge of getting drenched by the rising waters of the Lake Nasser. The temple also boasts of a fake mountain under which the temple rests. The unique feature of the temple is the engravings related to the battle of Kadash between Rameses and Hittites.
Also present for people to see is the Temple of Hathor which is the main temple in the temple complex. The temple of Hathor gives a stunning look with its hieroglyphs, grand entrance, detailed carvings and the well-decorated ceilings.
The people present there organize a light and sound show in the evening that depicts the time gone in various languages. With great sound design and stunning visuals created from coloured lights all over the place, the show is one of the most highlighted experience while on the tour.
Embark on a journey of a lifetime that features spirituality, adventure and bravery of the people of the desert. The memories of the desert will always remain etched on the insides of the heart and the soul.