The city of Abu Simbel is 280 km south of Aswan.
The city enjoys an international reputation. It is a world heritage site with two temples, one of the most beautiful temples of the world. It was built by Ramesses II of the 19 th modern family from 1224 to 1290 BC and was saved by UNESCO after being flooded. Water is behind the High Dam, and astronomical miracles that the sun perpendicular to the face of Ramses II twice a year, the first on 22 February on the occasion of sitting on the throne and the second of October 22 birthday, and there is in Abu Simbel Temple of Hathor where dedicated to worship gods of love and music and Pharaohs Built by Ramses II specially For his beautiful wife Nefertari.
The sound and light project is being introduced in Abu Simbel because of its historical, artistic and international significance. It aims to increase tourist nights, stimulate tourism in the region and create new job opportunities for young people. A 500-view auditorium, 35 minutes long, is available in seven languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish And Japanese.