The great Sun Temple of Abu Simbel epitomizes the monumentalism of the New Kingdom during its imperial heyday, when Ramses II waged colonial wars from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to the Fourth Cataract.
Sound and light at Philae Temple
Sound and light at Philae Temple, Egypt
The highlight of this excursion is crossing the Nile in a boat and being greeted by sights of the floodlit Philae Temple silhouetted against the rocks and surrounding water.
It is a lovely experience, but be warned it is a popular excursion and as a result boats can be crowded.
In the Winter there are two shows at 18:45 and 19:45. In Summer the times change to 19:00 and 20:00. Duration of the excursion is approximately 2 hours.
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Take a short boat ride before disembarking into a colonnaded courtyard, which will lead you into Philae Temple itself, flanked by wonderfully carved pylons.