Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel

Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel

Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel
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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 looked. The program is presented in a number of languages with the provision of ear pieces. It is an experience not to be missed, one that will make your visit to Abu Simbel the memory of a lifetime.
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia1,492 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had pre-booked our Sound and Light Show tickets when we booked our entire Egypt trip, including the Lake Nasser cruise, but others people we were with booked with our cruise guide on the day. The narration is given in one language only based on the majority of visitors. On our day it was Japanese but we were given headsets that gave us the English narration. You sit on raised seats facing the two lit-up temples on which the show is projected often flowing from one temple to the other. The theme of the story was a combination of the rescue operation of the temple and the love story of Ramses II and Nefertari. We were already there overnight so it was easy to attend but the show is a little dated and I wouldn't bother a second time.
Written 3 April 2024
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,329 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We went to this light show when we were visiting Abu Simbel. The show was definitely fine, although we have been to other light shows that might have been produced more recently and found them to be more spectacular. That said, it was very interesting to see the temples lit up at night. The narration is given in one language only - reflecting the origin of the majority of guests. On our night it was in French so we had to use headsets to hear the narration in English.
Written 18 December 2023
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The sound and light show is provided in many languages and you are able to enjoy the show with individual ear phones dialed to your requested language. The night that we were there, there was a group of 15 Italians and just eight of us. We had the whole venue to ourselves.

The temples themselves are fantastic to see and the sound and light show make it just that much more impressive. The temples at Abu Simbel were cut out of the rock face of a cliff and raised up better than 200 feet to a bluff and reinstalled into a man-made mountain. The interior rooms were recreated prior to burial under the mountain.

This site is about 170 miles North of the Aswan Dam on the West bank of the Nile. Construction of the original temples was begun during the reign of Ramses II and completed 30 years later. After the Giza Pyramids and Valley of the Kings, it is one of the most fantastic sites ever. Through the use of hieroglyphics and pictograms displayed on the temple and colorful flashing lights, the history of the Egyptian people, this glorious king and his marvelous edifice are displayed. The show was marvelous and it set us up for coming back early the next morning to explore both the exterior and interior of Abu Simbel saved from flooding by modern engineering technology.
Written 27 June 2023
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Petr Suchánek
Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
wonderful temples with very nice paintings on the walls , very huge statues and perfect carvings in the rocks
Written 11 February 2023
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Peter B
Asquith, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Easy golf cart ride to the location. Magnificent temple sculptures that look amazing lit up at night. Magic under the stars on a clear night with the big dramatic sound of the show. Such a pristine location with good air quality. Very memorable and enjoyable experience. Well worth a visit
Written 5 February 2023
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Marcus Z
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
A spectacular show. Abu Simbel is pitch dark at night and it is really intriguingly creepy when the 5000-year-old statues of ancient rulers stare at you from two directions. It is a very magical experience and for a moment I was almost moved to tears. Our kids loved the show. We didn't care so much about the actual "story". It is basically just a narration of the building, discovery and relocation of the temples. You will be able to shoot some really nice pictures with good (phone) cameras.
Written 20 December 2022
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Craig H
Harvest, AL261 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I have been to the light shows at Giza and Luxor. I liked the one at Luxor the best, and this one the least.
Written 18 December 2022
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ContigoKL
KL16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
As many have already said, the show is cheesy. cold and wind burn to sit in the open for so long. Appreciate the temples to the full inn the day.

In hindsight I would have rather taken a turn around the village
Written 25 October 2022
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LouMiddleton
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Unfortunately we didn't have a great experience. After booking tickets to the 7pm show online we arrived at the complex at 6.50 only to find out that the show started at 6.30,not 7 as stated on our tickets and there would be no show after so we missed the whole thing. Only having 1 night in Abu Simbel this was very upsetting. I have since emailed the company and contacted them on WhatsApp and my messages are going un answered. I can see they have seen the messages on WhatsApp but have not replied. Very unorganised company.
Written 6 October 2022
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Kensi
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
please do not leave Abu Simbel without doing this amazing sound and light show which is the best I've see and heard,
don't be put off by the fact it may not be in your language as they give you a head-set for your given language,if you have your own headphones though,take and use them instead.
The transformation is nothing short of mind-blowing,if you think these temples look amazing by day then you've got to see them at night,from the sound-track, to the imagery,to the illumination,to the atmosphere out-side under the stars,wow!wow!wow!
bring a good camera if you have one as my phone camera didn't do it justice.
i must say the Egyptians sure know how to do things and do them well
if your buying souvenirs, Abu Simbol stall holders just beside the temples have the cheapest in Egypt,i learned that the hard way,so don't make the same mistake i made......
Written 16 July 2022
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