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Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Abu Simbel Sun Festival is one of the best Egypt tours many tourists waiting for it all over the year, through this spectacular festival, tourists gather from around the world to experience the greatness of such a rare phenomenon. These occurrences occur twice annually, once on the 22nd of February and the second on the 22nd of October after exactly 8-months.


The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Aswan, Egypt, that were cut out of the mountainside in the 13th century B.C. and constructed during Ramses II's reign through the 19th dynasty. They are the king's and Queen Nefertari's last monuments, commemorating Ramesses II's victory at the Battle of Kadesh. What's even more remarkable is that the temples were moved in 1968 to a domed building that served as an artificial hill. It is now situated well above the reservoir of the Aswan High Dam.


Because of the beauty of the Nubian capital, which is combined with the sought-after heritage of the ancient Egyptian ancestors, the location of these statues gives them a unique ability to draw visitors. The building of these two temples took about twenty years, from 1244 B.C. to 1244 B.C. They were threatened by the building of the High Dam and had to be relocated under the watchful eye of an international fundraising campaign. The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, dedicated to Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, is actually two temples. The Great Temple was built by King Ramses II to honor Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah. During Ramses II's reign, it was the most beautiful temple. The Small Temple, which belongs to Hathor and Queen Nefertari, is the other temple. The Sun Festival is the most curious part of Abu Simbel; what is it, when does it take place, and what makes it unique?


What is Happen During Abu Simbel Sun Festival?


Ramses II desired to have his great temple illuminated twice. The first time was on February 22nd, to commemorate the anniversary of his accession to the throne. The second time was on October 22nd, when he was celebrating his birthday. He created the temple in such a way that it is illuminated twice a year at the same time. But for Ptah "The God of Darkness," three of the four statues are illuminated.


You will have magnificent opportunities to witness the Abu Simbel Sun Festival with your near partners through our Egypt Nile River Cruises and included within most of Egypt Day Tours, Egypt Travel Packages, and Aswan day tours, or even during Luxor excursions. Just remember to bring your camera and plan your schedule carefully so that you get the opportunity either on February 22nd or October 22nd. Get this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the honorable services you deserve and the most cost-effective rates for your budget.


Aswan Day tours are many and varied, Visit the significant sites in Aswan as well as many other places and wonderful sites while you travel to Egypt:


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