Temple of Abu Simbel Shopping

  • Shopping in Abu Simbel
    Shopping in Abu Simbel
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Great Temple of Ramses II
    Great Temple of Ramses II
    by sue_stone
  • Abu Simbel
    Abu Simbel
    by CandS

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    Souvenirs Souvenirs Souvenirs: All Templed out ?!

    by sue_stone Written Jan 25, 2005

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    Great Temple of Ramses II

    If you need a break from temples or have some spare time before catching your bus, there are plenty of souvenir shops near the car park/bus stop.

    You walk past the shops on your way to visit the temples, so it is a chance to buy a cool drink to take on your visit.

    Then once you have finished at the temples, you can stop off and practice you haggling with the vendors.

    Our tour group so enjoyed the haggling that they tried to sell one of the group members for 10 camels!

    What to buy: You can pick up some post cards of the temples, t-shirts, magnets - all the usual souvenirs.

    What to pay: Be prepared to bargain - a lot!

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    Noname: Shopping in Abu Simbel

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Sep 17, 2007

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    Shopping in Abu Simbel

    Abu Simbel was hardly a unique place in Egypt with congestion of tourists where I did not see numerous dealers of local souvenirs. Some gift shops near the entrance to the museum complex had quite civilized view. Here it is possible to buy various gifts, tourist guidebooks and postcards.

    I have bought mineral water, which was in two or three times more expensive, than in Aswan.

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    No Photos Inside - buy a local photobooklet

    by Innovator Written May 26, 2006

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    There are signs everywhere that cameras are not allowed.
    Inside you are surrounded with Egyptian guards, watching if you don't make a picture. They try to cover themselves, but when you pick your camera, definitely one comes to you to ask money.

    When you arrive at the temple there are several kids selling cheap photo-books for €1 or something with 20 pictures. You are better off with such a book.

    Your own pictures & films are a personal treasure, but here it isn't possible.
    I tried to film a piece inside (covered) just walked in with my cam on my neck turned on & recording, but bad quality due to the bad lightning. You cannot hold your cam or they will notice it... So buy a book or pick some great Abbu Simbel pictures online from the temple inside.

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    Markets: Markets

    by CandS Updated May 24, 2006

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    Abu Simbel

    There are some markets at Abu Simbel just outside the complex near the cafe...they have all the usual stuff - postcards, clothes, statues etc - and you can bargain down the prices. Don't pay the first price you're offered, it's always too high.

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    Shopping !

    by coceng Written May 24, 2005
    ouvenir Stalls in Abu Simbel...

    Just outside the entrance of The Temples of Abu Simbel, we can find many shops selling souvenirs. All kinds of stuffs. I didn't buy anything but Pat did, some postcards.
    Too bad that no tour bus could stop in the middle of Abu Simbel village itself. So, we could only see the village from the vehicles that we are in...

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