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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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It is a dam

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The High Dam is worth a visit. I've seen plenty of dams such as the Hoover dam and El Guri in Venezuela. This one is quite different as it is an earthen dam and rises at a very gentle slope. If it wasn't prohibited you could walk down its walls to the water. It has some good and informative signs... More 

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Tammisaari, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Nothing to see actually. You can see these dams everywhere. Like in USA by my trip to Grand Canyon. At the dam there are lots of fishes, huge ...I don't remember the name. Then you have to plan a fishing trip, I don't know how it goes. My ex husband fron Egypt has been fishing there and all over the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I have never seen anything like it. Five pillars going up. You need a guide to explain it. If you have one take a look.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

In exchange for financing and engineering this Dam., the Russians obtained sole access to Egypt's extensive, but very deep, oil reserves. Notable for displacing an entire culture of Nubians and for drowning multiple temples, tombs and ancient sites (not all of them were saved, and those that were, were saved by foreign initiatives). Above the Dam keep an eye out... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I thought I remembered visiting the dam 20 years ago and it seeming more interesting, for some reason I found our visit here a bit underwealming

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The High Dam is interesting and should not be missed. I suppose understanding its importance is to understand the Egypt of today. However, I did find it rather disappointing, probably because it doesn't look like a dam . . . more a causeway. This is because of its scale - it dwarfs the old dam, which rather resembles those you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

To see the size of the dam and here all of the history of the Dan. And to see the more memorial for the workers who completed the dam It's a must see

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