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High Dam

Aswan, Egypt
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Ranked #17 of 19 Attractions in Aswan
Type: Dams, Landmarks
Owner description: Supplying water and electricity to all of Egypt, this impressive...
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Type: Dams, Landmarks
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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Cairo, Egypt
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It is waste of time to visit the Great High Dam. It is like walking on a brisge with no great views. There is nothing to see except the 2 levels of water on Both sides, However, once you are here, do not miss the Russian friendship monument,

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Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Personally, I am not that interested in dams and constructions of the kind, and less in Egypt. At the same time, I did not want to miss it, as it is something really important for the country and part of the history. A few minutes there are ok. Plus, I went in the afternoon and it was extremely hot.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Be sure to stop at the Friendship Monument, for a slice of 1970s Soviet/Egyptian history. It was filled with school children the day we were there, and they were having a blast. Interesting piece of engineering, that has transformed much of Egypt, and totally changed the agricultural practices of the preceding 4,000+ years. The lake is spectacular in its size,... More 

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cairo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt. 20 to 30 km from the city Aswan , you first have to visit the symbol of friendship ( high tower grant you a very very good view over the high dam project ) after that don't forget... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Yes, very impressive, miles long and miles wide at its base and probably one of the 7 construction wonders of the world - although now the one in China is the biggest. But, other than a couple posters explaining how it was built in Soviet times... Worth five minutes if you must.

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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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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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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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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