Celebrate love, victory, beauty and life under Abu Simbel’s Sun

Added on Oct 25, 2017

It takes great knowledge of architecture, geometry, astronomy, sculpture, faith and much more love, to build such a gigantic structure.

Some 3300 years ago, a king of Egypt named Ramses II possessed all this, plus a wealth of victories, and unchallenged devotion to his wife, that he built the Abu Simbel Temple Complex to celebrate his divine being and triumphant rule, as well as his wife’s divine beauty and the support she gave to her king.

300 km southwest of Aswan, the road will take you to the holy shrine of Ancient Egypt’s most glorious structure of sheer size, and sheer beauty. Along with visitors from all over the globe, you can join the festivity, with fun-filled culture; music, dance, food, drinks, and much more.

The temples were aligned so that on both the king’s birthday, October 21, as well as his coronation day, February 21, the sun rays into the holiest sanctuary in the innermost room of the great temple to illuminate the face of the king, seated between the Gods; Ra-Horakhty and Amun Ra, while next to them on their far right, Ptah, the deity of the underworld celebrates them in the shadows.

Abu Simbel Sun Festival is a 3-day festivity, where you can join the world, sing, dance, learn, praise the magnificence of man and enjoy Egypt’s sun as it shines to light the world.

Abu Simbel is one of the Egypt’s renowned antiquities of all time; the two temples dedicated to King Ramesses II commemorating his victorious battle at Kadesh, and his beloved wife and diplomat; Queen Nefertari, whose name means “The most beautiful of all” or as Egyptian local peasants used to name their sweet daughters “Halawet’hom.”