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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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A very interesting place to go with some great views of the river. The Russian monument was also pretty cool.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A very interesting place to go with some great views of the river. The Russian monument was also pretty cool.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The work that went into this High Dam is truly amazing. I enjoyed the visit and the explanation by the guide of how it was built and why. It's worth the visit because the River Nile is so important to the land and it's people.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Of all the things to see in Egypt, this one we really could have skipped. Interesting from an engineering perspective, but you're only permitted to walk from one side to the other and take pictures. Thought the Hoover Dam was more interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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

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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