Places To Go In Abu SimbleFor centuries, the tourist attractions and memorable landmarks at Abu Simbel remained in relative obscurity to enthusiasts of ancient Egyptian studies. All of that changed in 1813 when Johan Ludwig Burckhardt discovered the frontage of a temple, which had hitherto been hidden by sand during his visit to Abu Simbel.
Following this discovery, another trip to Abu Simbel by Giovanni Battista Belzoni in 1817 revealed an entrance into the temple. These were epoch-making discoveries and they led to an influx of tourist visits. Ever since sightseers have been captivated by the monumental architecture of the temple that was erected by Rameses II Rameses II as well as his astounding monolithic statue all of which have been in existence for more than 3000 years.