Sound & Light

Aside from the pyramids of Giza, the magnificent temple at Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognized symbol of ancient Egypt for modern visitors. How did the ancient Egyptians manage to carve these humongous statues and temples out of the deep rock of the mountainside? Why did one pharaoh build numerous monuments to himself, and why did he build many of them so far away from his capitol




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 Light and Sound show 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. 


It is a monumental temple, engraved in the mountain, 320 km south to Aswan. It is composed of two great temples, built in rocks by King Ramses II in 1250 BC. Its facade consists of 4 giant statues of King Ramses II on his throne, amidst them lies a door to the giant temple, and the second temple has 6 statues, 4 of the king and two of his beautiful wife, Nefertari.


The show is usually played 3 times daily, at 6, 7 and 8 pm. It can be booked on-site or through any travel agency in Egypt or Aswan. A masterful spectacle, the show includes projections on the great and minor temple facades that show you how they once looked. The script is developed in nine languages (English, Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese and Japanese) and earpieces are provided for your convenience.