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Not many people overnight in Abu Simbel which is a pity. But great for those of us who didn't have... read more

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Hope Island, Australia
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I was surprised that there are about 100 - 200 people in the show in Oct 2018, there are also big... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Jia Q
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel will transport you to the time of the pharaohs. Enchanting you with melodious music, and bringing the ancient world to life around you, the show includes projections onto the temples showing how they once...more
Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel 0097, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not many people overnight in Abu Simbel which is a pity. But great for those of us who didn't have to battle the crowds to watch the light n sound show. Its announced in the language of the majority of guests ( french the night...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sail_Scarlett
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I was surprised that there are about 100 - 200 people in the show in Oct 2018, there are also big tour bus spend the night in Abu Simbel now. Due to poor technology, the light is not clear nor stunning during the show, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jia Q
Reviewed 9 October 2018

After you visit the temple during the day, make sure to come back for this sound and light show. The sound is incredible and the light show is astounding. If you are taking pictures with a DSLR, you will get some different pictures that you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Underwhelming show. Lighting was poor so you could hardly see the structures illuminated. It’s a good 10 min walk to the site. And when it was over, we were rushed out. We went in the off season, that’s July. We had tickets from a pre...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nchybli
Reviewed 29 July 2018

simply saying at least in some of the scenes within the show m you will screen out of beauty and because it`s unbelievable especially when they revive the original image of the facade

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank AhmedH3944
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Glad I went and checked it out.. Give you a feeling of something amazing that happened long ago with its colossal construction wit these stones. The mystique of ancient humanity in Egypt that was sophisticated way above average civilization that existed in the world at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The group stayed for several hours to view the temple during the day. We were the last few straglers left inside before closing for the light show! The light show was amazing with a gorgeous night sky backdrop! I would recommend the Lake Nassar cruise...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 40ozSublime420
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

A very well presented show 45 mins 19:30 to 20:15. Free head sets to get English narration - a great setting at night and very pleasant after the high 40s day temperatures. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bedderseagle
Reviewed 8 May 2018

or so the locals claim. Actually, it was rather niceand it makes for great pictures. With a (full) moon in the background, an experience you won't likely forget.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Waart
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great way to get stunning pictures of the temple and the show was good but there’s better ones in Egypt. The language of the show depends on the majority of the spectators (our was in Spanish) but individual translating headsets are available.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tom-Frenchy
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Response from dk424 | Reviewed this property |
We flew from Aswan to Abu Simbel, and then back to Aswan the next day. Well worth it. Saves a lot of time. And worth the extra expense.