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Address: Aswan, Egypt
Phone Number: 01206555597
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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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Not worth the hype.

I enjoyed it, because I like that kind of stuff. But generally its not worth going here unless its a stop on a longer tour (which usually it is). Otherwise its more of a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Martynukas
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed it, because I like that kind of stuff. But generally its not worth going here unless its a stop on a longer tour (which usually it is). Otherwise its more of a done-that-check-box kind of place.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The High Dam is entrenched in Egyptian history, just as much as other much older stone structures in the area. It's only when the High Dam was built, that floods could be controlled and a reliable system of irrigation introduced around the Nile. One understands the sacrifices that were made and the need to move many temples out of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped on the dam as we went across on our bus and had a look. Nothing special - doesn't compare with the Three Gorges Dam or even Hoover Dam, The most interesting aspect was a bulletin board with some information on its construction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the largest artificial lake in the world. Nothing much to see here. A 5 min stop here to click some pics would suffice.

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brasschaat, belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very little is to be seen here. One exception maybe: the huge monument. Making foto's is allowed, shooting film is prohebited. Passage over the dam is allowed only during a short time. One can reach a checkpoint, have a look around, make a picture of the first Nile Cataract, and go back. The monument, which has the form of a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I as an Egyptian was never fond of Nasser. And I found the Dam uninteresting. It was a complete waste of time. And to make things worse the Nubian people were dislocated without compensation due to personal ambitions. I thought it was totally uninteresting and with nothing to awe about. When you visit the temples and the dam, then you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Aswan you have to visit the high dam and Nasser artificial lake which is the biggest artificial lake in the world. Try to visit it in the early morning `as it's an open area and get a cap to protect you from the sun. Kalapsha Temple is very close to the high dam so you have... More 

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Thank Tarek S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Who knew going to visit a Dam would be so enjoyable. It was absolutely beautiful. I would suggest that you get a guide- to explain the history of the dam. Tips •Wear a hat and comfortable shoes •bring water You only need less than 45 minutes to enjoy this location and the sights around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Really, this paled compared to the other sites we visited. Our guide was able to make it interesting, but modern construction is not usually why people journey to Egypt.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This huge dam, at the beginning of the Nile, has made an enormous lake behind it where many temples would have been submerged if they hadn't been moved to higher ground. This dam supplies a large percentage of power to this part of Egypt. Heavily guarded, it is fascinating.

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