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High Dam

Address: Aswan, Egypt
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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and...
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Ranked #19 of 25 things to do 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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Westminster, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just a must in Aswan, engeniours made a marvelous job, and offcourse the Lake Nassr, the view over Aswan. I loved it

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Akhisar, Turkey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

being on a dam didnt make me fell amazed but looking to Nasser Lake made. It was like looking eternity and it was so dark blue. And the temple that you see from the dam was good too

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you have little time in Aswan avoid. It is beautiful but nothing that is indispensable. From there poderar see Lake Nasser and the continuation of the Nile River.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

good view from the high dam, historically significant. one side of the dam is lake nasser and the other side is one of the most unique view of riveer Nile.

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Giza Governorate, Egypt
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It is a very very short trip .. nothing much to do about. May be couple of photos or something. Just take a wide lens

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

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

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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