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High Dam

Aswan, Egypt
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$58*
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Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished...
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Private Tour: Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser
43%
Ranked #17 of 19 Attractions in Aswan
Type: Dams, Landmarks
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Owner description: Supplying water and electricity to all of Egypt, this impressive two-mile dam was a 1960s feat of engineering.
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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Great views of the first Nile cataract and of lake Nasser. Also view of another reconstructed temple, Kalempsha, which is a bit smaller and not as visited as Philae.

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Cairo, Egypt
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our youngest child (8) wasnt interested and stayed in the bus with our guide, however our eldest (12) was mildly interested enough to venture out. We were there for about 15 minutes, enough to see Lake Nasser spread towards the south, the dam with all of its concrete and the Nile narrowing, eventually flowing North towards the Med. You get... More

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Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There really wasn't much to do here, not worth the entry fee in my opinion. There are some nice views for photos but thats about it. Only do if you've got extra time to spare.

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Kangra, India
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The dam structure is enormous and the changes it has brought in upper Egypt are commendable. Hats off to vision of Nasser.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A total and complete rip off and waste of time. You're much better off google imaging this. Of course its an incredible piece of history yada yada but that doesn't mean you have to go SEE it. We arrived and were like wait..,. what? This is it? You're kidding.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

as Egyptian proved over the history a will is needed to built history and they did it there too you can see the power of will. You can see the old new straggle between west and east USSR and USA, Russia and the west I loved that place

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Miami, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This modern day dam was impressive and the story of the other minor dam before this one. It was clean and there were armed forces watching over the area to insure that no one destroy or throw filth around.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were amazed to see the length of this Dam, creating the 'new' Lake Nasser, the largest man made lake in the world.

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Gilmorton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

OK, so I don't quite understand it. It's a dam. Water one side, and not so much water on the other. The view was OK, but I struggled to understand the need to go and see it. Sorry. I appreciate the work and what it stands for for the country and its people however...

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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Have you ever seen a dam in your country? The Aswan high dam is more or less the same maybe a bit bigger, but just a dam. Just 1km far from the dam is the Kalabsha temple (one of the temples moved when the dam was constructed). It would be better to use your valuable time visiting Kalabsha, wich is... More

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