"Temple in the Mountain" Temple of Abu Simbel by DSwede
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The Aswan Dam was a huge undertaking and greatly affected the southern Egypt valleys and northern Sudan. The raised water levels affected both towns, what agriculture does exist and even flooded many ancient sites. The Temple of Abu Simbel was actually relocated block by block, including the mountain that it was carved into to avoid being submerged forever.
To get to Aswan, it is best that you take a short flight from Aswan or a slightly longer flight from any other airport like
Luxor or Cairo.
- Pros:A memory that will stay with you for ever! I visited twice and was humbled both times.
- Cons:Far enough off the path that most people must fly here.
- In a nutshell:The second most iconic monument of Egypt, but requires no more than a long day's visit.
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