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Address: Aswan, Egypt
Description: Supplying water and electricity to all of Egypt, this impressive two-mile...
Supplying water and electricity to all of Egypt, this impressive two-mile dam was a 1960s feat of engineering.
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Africa's biggest dam

Good scenery and a nice place to stop by.. one can see the Kalabsha and Philae temple.. we covered it within a day tour around Aswan

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Lagos, Nigeria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Good scenery and a nice place to stop by.. one can see the Kalabsha and Philae temple.. we covered it within a day tour around Aswan

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London, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Nothing much.... Just it fulfills all the requirements what a dam should do....Took a photo near friendship symbol....

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The ultimate in 20th Century achievement for Egypt & the Egyptians are so proud of it, but honestly what is there to get excited about? It works, so........? We did the dutiful visit before going on to the Nubian Museum which was far more interesting.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I can see no reason to visit this project. We visited as part of a bigger half day tour and this was unimspiring.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visit to this informative site was included on the cruise itinerary, a long visit is not needed. There is heavy military presence everywhere, non threatening though, and the dam can be seen also on the way to and from the airport. The Temple of Philae can be seen from the road at a distance.

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Chicago, Illinois USA & Cairo, Egypt
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196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife and I came here and had a good experience. They brought us into a room with maps of the dam and surroundings. It showed us a side view of the dam and how the water flows. But there is no explanation. And the man who showed us couldn't explain too much, even if Arabic. He didn't know anything.... More 

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Going to the high dam, makes you want to take a boat ride on Lake Nasser. So do this if you plan ahead. We did not, so could not do it. With binoculars, you can see the massive nile perch in the waters. Did not see any crocs. The dam is well guarded and interesting to realize that it still... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Travelling to a country where water is scarce is an opportunity for people to learn about water shortages. I feel that it was time that the world should take notice on the design where the dam separates the salt water and the fresh water. Besides that, it is also providing an economical income to the government which increases the stock... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It's just dam.. not worth to spend money and time to go. I didn't even wanna take out camera to take picture! lol

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The High Dam was built by the Russians between 1960 and 1970. Its construction caused much political conflict involving Russia, USA, Great Britain and China. The Dam is 111 metres high and 3830 metres long. It was constructed to control the annual Nile flood, to supply irrigation water for agriculture and to generate hydroelectricity. The reservoir created by the dam... More 

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