There comes a time where everything is aligned perfectly like an eclipse, the same goes for Egypt in the magical deep southern borders of Aswan when the sun smiles on the face of Abu Simbel twice every year. On the 22nd of February and October, the temple of Abu Simbel enters the twilight zone where you will have the chance to go on a journey into a wondrous reality only controlled by the boundaries of your imagination. In this magical time of celebration, everyone will get the opportunity to explore the miraculous temple of Abu Simbel and enjoy the majestic Sun festival.
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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Event - February 2023 Itinerary
Life is exceptionally short and there are those who don't have a second opportunity in life but with the Abu Simbel Sun festival event - February 2023 there is a second chance. On the 22nd of February 2023, you will have a chance to walk with the gods of Ancient Egypt and witness a magical once-in-a-lifetime event the majestic sun festival where the ancient Egyptian attempted to catch the sun with their pare hands. Your adventure will begin the moment you arrive at the Aswan Airport where you will meet your private tour guide who will take you using a private modern A.C car straight to Abu Simbel temples.
You will get the time to explore this immortal structure that was able to challenge reality, witness the four great colossal statues of Ramses II the Great, and a beautifully decorated Hypostyle hall filled with mesmerizing wall images & incredible pillars. You will cast your eyes on the enchanting native traditional Nubian shows filled with dancing and music. You will get to have your breakfast at this great monument and within a stunning atmosphere. Then after you have witnessed this magical phenomenon, you will get to have your lunch while enjoying the alluring view of Aswan and finally head to Aswan airport to return to your destination.
Transportation for Abu Simbel Sun Festival Event - February 2023
Transportation from Luxor City
The majestic city of Luxor which is just one train ride away from Aswan through heading to the train station and take a train to Aswan and then you can be transferred directly from Aswan to Abu Simbel by a car.
Transportation from Hurghada
The enchanting city resort of Hurghada is not that far away from Abu Simbel temples. you can take a car from Hurghada to Luxor then you can take a direct train from Luxor to Aswan. Once you arrive, you can take a car to Abu Simbel.
Transportation from Cairo
The great city of Cairo is the perfect destination to complete your journey with a visit to the majestic festival in Abu Simbel through taking a direct flight from Cairo International Airport to Aswan Airport and once you have arrived, you can be transferred by a car to Abu Simbel.
Transportation from Marsa Alam
The beautiful city resort of Marsa Alam is close to the city of Aswan and you may need to spend a night there so that you can witness the amazing Sun Festival in the early morning through being transferred by a car from Aswan to Abu Simbel.
You will be so lucky to witness the terrific Sun Festival next February while being in Aswan as you will be transferred by a car to witness this celebration and get back to your hotel on the same day of your tour.
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Usfeul Information About Abu Simbel Temple
What is Abu Simbel Temples??
The Abu Simbel temples are located in the south of the county about 230 km southwest of the enchanting city of Aswan. One of the temples is dedicated to the great king Ramses II (1303-1213) and the second temple is for his beloved wife Queen Nefertari. It was constructed by Ramses II between 1290 and 1224 BC in order to immortalize his legacy for eternity. The temple has a massive statue of Ramses reaching the height of 108 Ft at the entrance that fills the mind and soul of any visitor with greatness & excitement and inside the temple is the great grand hall and deep in the temple is the magical hypostyle hall containing hypnotic images from the battle of Kadesh in 1279 BC and the central chamber that houses four great rock-cut seated statues of Ra-Horakhty, the gods Amun & Ptah and the deified King Ramses. The temple was once on the brink of devastation in the 60s but was luckily saved by the UNESCO and the support of every single soul on the planet. The head and the body of the damaged statues are located on the left of the temple after its reconstruction due to an earthquake. The temple is without a doubt divine miracle and an absolute sensation that continues to act as a modern marvel and a true reflection of everything majestic in ancient Egypt.
What is The Sun Festival?
During all year long the temple stays in utter darkness except for two specific days which are 22 of February & October of each year when the sun festival takes place. The sun festival happens when the sun rays illuminate the central chamber and the light is perfectly cast on the faces of the four seated statues of, Ptah (God of creation), Amun (The God of Gods), Ra-Horakhty (The Sun God) and Ramses II. This solar phenomenon was created to celebrate the day of February 22 which is the anniversary of Ramses II ascension on the throne and October 22 which is his birthday. The festival becomes a fun-filled location during those two days of each year with a large crowd of visitors from all over the world surrounding the temple with circles of singing, dancing, and excitement.
What Are the Finest Destinations to Visit in Egypt?
The entire country of Egypt deserve to be explored with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen before any other 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 Bazaar, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan such as 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.
What Are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
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.
What Is the Top Traditional Egyptian Food?
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.
What is the Best Time to Visit Egypt?
The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a little 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 Climate is unsafe and if any changes have been made.
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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.
What are Special Advice for Foreign Women in Egypt?
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What is the Transportation in Egypt?
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.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot but sometimes it becomes cold at night and winter is cool and mild. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and the average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
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