Approximately in 2 kilometres from a temple complex Abu-Simbel modern city (that «The father of an ear» in Arab means) is located. It looks thrown while you move by the airport, but behind a main square becomes very bright with the ulyepodobny houses scattered round the rocky cape and reddish thickets of an oleander. From an intersection with its numerous cafes you can turn on is left and to follow on the main street which is bent in the direction of the temple being at distance of kilometre from here. It will lead you to telephone exchange, a drugstore and banks (they are not supplied with ATMs and do not work on Friday). You need to proceed by post office and tourist militia round the corner before you pass city council and will reach the gallery of souvenirs revetted with a stone which is before the centre for guests and ticket offices of temples – approximately in fifteen minutes of walking.
If you solve тормознуть in the city, the only cheap option to you – Abu Simbel Village (097/340-0092), a small pleasant complex of handed-over rooms with kondyuky, a TV set, the refrigerator and bathing rooms, in 200 metres from a head intersection in the turnaround direction from temples, behind Eskalen hotel (012 3680521, www. jikrykachit@genevalik. com). Two more expensive vacation spots are located closer to the temple. Seti Abu Simbel (097/340-0720, 340-0829, www. seti-first. com) is ashore, has numbers with kondyuky, the refrigerator, a TV set and spacious bathrooms; around the magnificent garden with 3 ponds is broken, the view of the lake Naser from where reveals. Eat you can in Eskaleh hotel where all dishes prepare from the ecological products which have been grown up in own garden; approximate cost of a dinner of 30-40 pounds, or in Seti Abu Simbel where the dinner to you will cost 45-65 pounds, including alcohol. In Wady El Nile and other street cafes it is possible to drink tea or coffee, but food there most likely, it will appear not so fresh.
In small hospital on a way to Abu Simbel Village there is a surgeon, but there is no anaesthesiologist. Perhaps, it exists only because president Sadat possessed the country residence in Abu-Simbele. On cruising vessels tourists can feel as the VIP-person because possibilities to depart from vessels without the armed police support are almost deprived.