The Abu-Simbel Temples are one of Egypt's most cherished tourist attractions.
Vacationers booking family package holidays to Egypt will find plenty to wow them at the Abu-Simbel Temples.
One of the world's most breathtaking monuments, they are second in popularity only to the Pyramids of Giza within Egypt.
The Temples were actually relocated in the 1960s with the help of UNESCO and a world-wide appeal after being threatened by submersion in the Lake Nasser with the construction of the High Dam.
Instead, they were painstakingly dismantled piece by piece and then reconstructed 60 metres above the cliff where they had once stood.
Built by Ramses II in the 13th century BC, the temples are laid out in such a way that at two very specific times of year, sunlight will flood the inner caves to illuminate the statues of four gods inside.
Those wishing to witness the so-called Sun Festival will need to visit the site on the anniversary of Ramses II's ascension (around February 22nd) or on the great Pharaoh's birthday (around October 22nd).