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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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great building by low equipments

high dam it`s in brief story of fighting poor-less from Egyptians and adapt the natural for modern requirements in good way (not harm the natural)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

high dam it`s in brief story of fighting poor-less from Egyptians and adapt the natural for modern requirements in good way (not harm the natural)

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Established in the era of Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Soviets had helped to build. Dam has greatly helped to control the flow of water and mitigate the effects of flooding of the Nile. Is used to generate electricity in Egypt

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

In March we did a trip at the Omar El Khayam Cruise on the Aswan High Dam. The cruise belongs to Steigenberger hotel chain, so the 5* quality is warranted. 4 nights and 5 days starts in Aswan. If you arriving to the Aswan airport and you do not have any shuttle, be aware that its only few kms between... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Its a Dam and like all other dams around the world. The move of temples for its construction is most intriguing but the dam itself has very little for the tourist.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The construction of this dam in the 1960s was such an achievement. The dam is huge and provides valuable electricity . It effectively cuts the Nile off and creates the Nasser lake. The sad part is that thousands of people were forced to leave their home and be relocated before their villages were flooded. You can drive across the dam... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The guide boards tell you all you need to know and the views speak for themselves...fabulous photo opportunity...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This place is improtant for egyptians and they seemed very proud of this , however I was not too keen to see this place , Lake Nasser is so huge that it seemed like a river to me and not just a lake. The dam is impressive though .

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is the lifeline for people of Egypt and situated at higher location than Aswan Dam . This is a visiting place with nice view of filled reservoir which can be visited till 1700 hrs.

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Casper, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It was part of our tour and our Egyptian guide seemed very proud to give us the history. After taking a tour of the hoover dam recently (where you can actually go inside the dam), this really was not that interesting to me. Sorry :-/

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Westminster, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was bored but it was part of our tour. Lake Nasser was huge. I could have skipped this one. But I go where the tour takes me.

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