this is one of the most beautiful / complete / well preserved temples i've ever seen, sadly it was not allowed to shoot inside but it's well worth the three hours trip we took from Aswan to it and three hours back on the same day only to stay there for like two hours to admire and appreaciate this massive structure.
it's one of these things that you have expierience yourself to understand it's beautyt, and no picture or pano :) would replace that, like ever :D !
luckely there's an airport there so ... yay !
here's some wikipedia info about it:
The Great Temple at Abu Simbel, which took about twenty years to build, was completed around year 24 of the reign of Ramesses the Great (which corresponds to 1265 BC). It is generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Rameses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt.
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The Egyptian name is in honor of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who was the mastermind behind the controversial High Dam project.Lake Nasser (Arabic: بحيرة ناصر; transliterated: Buhayrat Nasir) is a vast reservoir in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Strictly,It was created as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam across the waters of the Nile between 1958 and 1970. The lake is named after President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who initiated the controversial High Dam project. "text from wikipedia"