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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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The high dam is still debated. Was it necessary? Who knows? It is gigantic, and impedes the natural flooding of the Nile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The high dam is still debated. Was it necessary? Who knows? It is gigantic, and impedes the natural flooding of the Nile.

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Luxor, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

almost of the travelers' programs include the visit of the high dam. It is about 20 kms from the down town of Aswan. In your way if you are coming from the downtown you will cross the Aswan Old dam or the British dam which was constructed in 1889 and finished in 1902, but had to raised twice because of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Truly interesting and great views of open water on one side and old Nubian villages on the other. Cold and windy the day we were there but our guide explained some of the details and the cooperation of the Russians in getting the dam completed. Really great views.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice place but it visit can take less than 10 Minutes and it`s a huge Project was Constructed to Protect Egypt from Floods and it Provides Egypt with Power

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is something to wonder at, the engineering, the clearance of the valley , the rebuilding of the temples etc is such a great story but nothing is really made of this on the site. Just some info boards and very little else. Must have missed or not seen any tours around the dam etc. the view is nice but... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Having been to other famous Dams, this is the most impressive I have seen, amazing that such a huge Dam was constructed in the first place, but when you consider that 24 temples were moved and saved when the Dam was being built, it makes it all the more impressive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great solution to the Nile flooding problem and energy source for the country. Only a few minutes to visit. Great scenery. Massive lake created as a result. Impressive work.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Address: Aswan, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan

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