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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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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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It's massive!

The scale of this engineering feat is incredible. Lake Nasser looks like an inland sea. Very cold and windy some days so take a warm jacket.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BabyBear713
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first sight it may be just a dam or seem so yet we as Egyptians are very proud of this achievement and although it being an engineering marvel yet it is more on the symbolic side of the great achievements and the horrific wars that surrounded the building of this dam and all the lives Lost either due to... More 

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Thank ShereefIbrahim
Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

But I really liked hearing the story about how both dams were built and the history behind the need for it - and the cataracts - all the way back to Ancient times when the nile would flood annually for 70 years, then would not flood for 7 years - causing a lot of trouble for Egyptians because this was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The scale of this engineering feat is incredible. Lake Nasser looks like an inland sea. Very cold and windy some days so take a warm jacket.

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Thank BabyBear713
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's an engineering marvel, and the locals (who brought me to see it) are, understandably, proud of their achievement in building it. But it's still just a dam.... I should say that the picture shows the rather splendidly garish concrete structure that was given by the USSR (as was) to show their friendship with Egyot, and does have viewing... More 

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Thank Nick T
Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst in Aswan we decided to take a trip to inspect the massive Aswan Dam. Highly protected by security with Egyptian armoured tanks and soldiers at either side. Beware – you are not allowed to take photographs of them!!! When dropped off at the Dam you are filtered through a security centre where your belongings are inspected, a system similar... More 

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Thank Raymond S
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the sights you should not miss during your trip in Aswan. Huge dam, that you can see very nice view of the Nile from one side and from the other side view of lake nasser.

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Thank heshamseada
Giza, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High Dam is very big water structure. You can enjoy the two sides of high dam. Also you can visit the Egyptian Russian monuments.

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 30-minute stop was enough to see everything at the Aswan High Dam. Price of admission ticket was 20 EGP. No telephoto lens or video cameras were allowed. There are a few outdoor signs providing information about the dam. Nearby, there is the Monument to Arab-Soviet Friendship that was erected to highlight the partnership between the Soviet Union and Egypt... More 

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Thank Bill C
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The high dam was crowded with tourists. It has good views to Lake Nasser. I understood the Nile River and its tributories through a map available. An achievement for the country.

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Thank zalehanassir
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing much here to see, u can skip it with no regrets, for me it's nice to c just one time only to understand the scale , see the electric wires, etc and have a nice atrial view for the Nile and lake Nasser.

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