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High Dam

Address: Aswan, Egypt
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Ranked #18 of 20 Attractions in Aswan
Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Supplying water and electricity to all of Egypt, this impressive...
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Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This review is quite late. The Aswan High Dam has been added to the list of tourist attractions in Aswan but honestly, I did not find anything spectacular about it during our short visit. Except for its location in a desert terrain it is just like any other dam that I have seen before.

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The human value and the human cost of the Dam hit you immediately when you consider the scale of the Dam. The number of people helped by the clear water and the number of people displaced by the water are astonishing.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

we were not too impressed by either the lower or higher dams just dams similar to many others although very important for Egypt not a site of any great interest unless you are a dam nut very strong army and police presence which shows how important it is

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There is nothing to see, just dam. And the are asking for maybe 100 squere meters area of asphalt 30 EGP per person. We spent there just 5 minutes and then left the place.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Huge dam, high technology, so many details if accompanied by good Guide. You feel it is the contemporary Pharaohs temple.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Aswan High Dam and the old Aswan Lower Dam on Nile complement each other in bringing progress to Egypt. Again, the Egyptians need to be congratulated in preserving their heritage by shifting the monuments that came in the way. The gigantic dams on river Nile and the Lake Nasser that it creates are worth a visit.

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chatham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had found out that 2 of our parents had a hand in doing the drawings for the dam so had to check it out. Big is not the word Enormous covers it better go and see

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

well worth a visit, lots of facts and interesting, not like I imagined, a tremendous piece of engineering, up with the best

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Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Only to complete a full day tour , Egyptians consider it as the fourth biggest new Pyramid because of its shape and volume , the sunset is the best time to visit this place ,it divides the Nile for two parts The high and low part , army men are everywhere watching every move but they don't disturb or interfere... More 

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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Like most people I assume we visited the dam as part of a day trip from our boat. There are actually two dams, the first was built by the British and looks much more interesting however it is heavily guarded and you are not permitted to stop. Therefore on to the High Dam which is not what I would call... More 

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