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“Huge” 3 of 5 stars
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High Dam
Aswan, Egypt
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Owner description: Supplying water and electricity to all of Egypt, this impressive two-mile dam was a 1960s feat of engineering.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Huge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The shear size of this place has to impress you. What they did to build this thing is amazing and makes you feel small standing there. The road is busy and there isnt much to see so you dont need but a few minutes there to read the signs and see the views. It isnt too far from Aswan.

Visited December 2012
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“Chill-axling area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

If your into Dam's then you will love it. The views across the area are really spectacular from the dam if you didnt want to learn how and why it was made. Very calming area and nice to sit and enjoy drinks with friends around this area Enjoy.

Visited July 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Technical yet interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Even if you are not technically minded, Aswan Dam is still pretty amazing once you hear the story of why and how it was built and then see the results. The maps and charts really help to get a good idea of the work they had to undertake and the fact they've moved a lot of monuments so that this could be achieved is miraculous.

Visited January 2012
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“Interesting place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

It was interesting to visit the dam and to hear and read how it was built. You dont need a long time here but there are some spectacular views over the Lake.

Visited December 2012
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“Might be Just a Dam for Many But More for Egypt...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

It might just be a dam for many others but actually is not only a dam for Egypt and for engineering.
Without this dam it was not possible to control irregular floats of Nile which was continuosly damaging the fertile fields either banks of the river for centuries.
It is also an engineering challenge; built by Russians, and recorded in the history with its size, construction period, volume and number of used materials, concrete, excavated earth etc. etc. etc.
You do not have to go to only see it but if you are there for other objects definitely do not miss Aswan High Dam and the Lake Nasser.

Visited February 2012
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