Abu Simbal, Egypt
This purpose built location is the second and probably the final home for two amazing ancient Egyptian temples. Do to security risks in southern Egypt as well as the increased possibility of heat stroke in the afternoon we had to leave from Aswan at 3:30 in the morning by armored guard escort for the roughly three hour ride to Abu Simbal. Both temple interiors and massive facades had been cut up and moved piece by piece from their original, now water covered locations, to this location in the the south of Egypt near the Sudan border. The impressive exterior sculptures and carving are complimented by detailed and highly carved and even colored interiors of the temples. I really enjoyed seeing both the temples and feel the it was well worth the time, money and effort even though it was a little hard to get up so early in the morning.