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Flights to Abu Simbel

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Abu Simbel is located in southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan. It's on the western bank of Lake Nasser, a massive lake created by the Aswan High Dam. The area around Abu Simbel is desert, with very hot days and cool nights year-round. There isn't much rain. The main reason to visit Abu Simbel is to see the two massive rock-cut temples built by Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC. The temples are enormous and decorated with statues and reliefs depicting Ramesses II and the Egyptian gods. They are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Airports near Abu Simbel

There are multiple ways to reach Abu Simbel - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Abu Simbel.

Aswan International Airport

Located approximately 280 kilometres (174 miles) northeast of Abu Simbel, Aswan International Airport is the closest commercial passenger airport to Abu Simbel. It offers domestic flights to major cities in Egypt and limited international flights.


Luxor International Airport

Situated around 290 kilometres (180 miles) northeast of Abu Simbel, Luxor International Airport is another option for travellers. It serves as a major hub for domestic and international flights, with connections to various destinations in Egypt and beyond.


Hurghada International Airport

Although a bit further away, Hurghada International Airport is approximately 450 kilometres (280 miles) northeast of Abu Simbel. It is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


Cairo International Airport

If you prefer a larger airport with more flight options, Cairo International Airport is located around 850 kilometres (528 miles) northeast of Abu Simbel. It is the busiest airport in Egypt and serves as a major international gateway, connecting travellers to destinations worldwide. From Cairo, you can either take a connecting flight or travel by road to Abu Simbel.

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Things to do in Abu Simbel

Discovering the many attractions of Abu Simbel can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

The Great Temple of Ramses II

This massive temple was carved out of a mountainside in the 13th century BC by Pharaoh Ramses II. The facade is dominated by four colossal statues of Ramses II, each about 20 meters (66 ft) tall. Inside the temple, there are reliefs depicting Ramses II's victories in battle and religious ceremonies.

The Temple of Hathor

This smaller temple, located next to the Great Temple, was dedicated to Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love, beauty, and music. The facade of the temple is decorated with statues of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. Inside the temple, there are reliefs depicting offerings being made to Hathor.

The Abu Simbel Visitor Center

The visitor centre is a modern facility that houses a museum, exhibits, and a movie theatre. The museum contains artefacts from the temples, and the exhibits tell the story of the construction and relocation of the temples. The movie theatre shows a film about the history of Abu Simbel.

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