Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Abu Simbel Sun Festival

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival “22nd of February – 22nd of October”

Abu Simbel sun festival one of the best Egypt tours many tourists waiting for it all over the year, through this amazing festival, tourists gather from around the world to witness the greatness of such a unique phenomenon. These phenomena occur twice yearly, once in 22nd of February and the second in 22nd of October after exactly 8months.

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Overview About The Two Temples of Abu Simbel

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Abu Simbel temples are two giant rock temples in the Nubian city, Aswan, which were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century B.C. they were built during the reign of Ramesses II through the 19th dynasty. They are the last monument for the king and his Queen Nefertari and they commemorate the victory of Ramesses II at the battle of Kadesh. What is really impressive is that the temples have been relocated in 1968 on an artificial hill made from a domed structure. Now it is located high above Aswan High Dam reservoir.

The location of these statues gives them a unique capability to attract tourists because of the beauty of the Nubian city that is mixed with the recherché heritage of the ancient Egyptian ancestors. The construction of these two temples lasted for about twenty years until 1244 B.C. They were under the threat from the construction of the High Dam and had to be removed to another site under the observation of an international donations campaign. Abu Simbel Temples are actually two temples, the great temple belongs to King Ramses II to dedicate Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah. It is the most beautiful temples during the reign of Ramses II. The other temple belongs to Hathor and Queen Nefertari that is known as the Small Temple. The most interesting thing about Abu Simbel is its Sun Festival, so what is it, when does it happen and what is unique about it?

Other main achievements of Ramesses II are Luxor Temple, the complex in Karnak, in addition to the stunning tomb of his wife in the Valley of the Queens and his colossal statues in Memphis.

What is Happen During Abu Simbel Sun Festival?

Ramses II wanted to light up his great temple twice. The first time was on 22nd from February, celebrating his anniversary to his ascension to the throne. The second time was at the celebration of his birthday on 22nd of October. He designed the temple in a very skilled way that it is lighted up twice every year at the same time. Three out of the four statues are lighted except for the statue of Ptah “the god of Darkness”.

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Tours

Tourists come to enjoy music, dance, food, drinking, shopping the market and much more during the Abu Simbel Sun festival tours. This festival is an amazing phenomenon considering the knowledge & astronomy of the ancients that were used in order to establish such an amazing tourist site. The Ministry of Tourism in Aswan does its best to secure the festival so that tourists get the maximum joy and happiness while visiting Aswan’s Abu Simbel Temples.

Through our Egypt tour packages and Nile cruise you will get magnificent opportunities to witness Abu Simbel Sun festival with your close partners just don’t forget your camera and arrange your schedule very well so that you get the opportunity either in 22nd of February or October. Get this magical chance with the honorable services that you deserve and the best convenient prices for your budget.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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