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Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Nubia, southern Egypt  on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Nubian Monuments,  which run from Abu Simbel down river to Philae ( near Aswan ).

The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh, and to intimidate his Nubian neighbours. However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960's, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.

The relocation of the temples was necessary to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt's top tourist attractions.

Mini Siam Pictures Page 4, Pattaya, Democracy Monument, Abu Simbel Temples

The Democracy Monument  is a public monument in the centre of Bangkok, capital of Thailand. It occupies a traffic circle on the wide east - west boulevard Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang, at the intersection of Thanon Dinso. The monument is roughly halfway between Sanam Luang, the former royal cremation ground in front of Wat Phra Kaew, and the temple of the Golden Mount (Phu Kao Thong).

Mini Siam Pictures Page 4, Pattaya, Democracy Monument, Abu Simbel Temples
Mini Siam Pictures Page 4, Pattaya, Democracy Monument, Abu Simbel Temples
Mini Siam Pictures Page 4, Pattaya, Democracy Monument, Abu Simbel Temples
Mini Siam Pictures Page 5, Pattaya, Chao Phraya Dam, Chai Nat