Wonders of the World

Abu Simbel

Golden gate bridge

Abu Simbel is also known as Abu Sunbul. It is in southern Egypt along the River Nile about 290 KM southwest of Aswan. It is a site of two temples built by Egyptian King Ramses II. The temples were carved out of a standston cliff an the west bank of the River Nile. The temples wre shifted to higher ground in the 1960s as waters of Lake Nasser began to rise following completion of they Aswan High Dam. This was considered a great engineering feat. A very good Sound and Light show has been introduced at Abu Simbel in the evening. This includes projections onto the two temples showing how they once would have looked. It is part of the UNESCO world Heritage Site of ‘Nubian Monuments’ .