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"Views over Lake Nasser" Temple of Abu Simbel Things to Do Tip by MM212

Temple of Abu Simbel Things to Do: 169 reviews and 317 photos

  Lake Nasser
by MM212
  • Lake Nasser - Temple of Abu Simbel
      Lake Nasser
    by MM212
  • Views over Lake Nasser - Temple of Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel offers breathtaking views over Lake Nasser. The world's largest man-made lake was created with the completion of the High Dam in 1972. It was formed along the valley of the Nile in the southernmost part of Egypt and northern Sudan, and has enabled Egypt to regulate the unpredictable flow of the river and provided it with a large resevoir of water which can be distributed all over the country. Unfortunately, in its creation, a large area was inundated along with Nubian villages and many Ancient Egyptian temples. The villages and their inhabitants have been resettled, while most of the ancient ruins were moved - with international cooperation - to various areas around the region. Abu Simbel is one such site, and the most important. Several cruise ships sail down the large lake and visit these ancient temples and Abu Simbel is typically that last stop before returning north.

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  • Updated Apr 3, 2008
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