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“Great view of Lake Nasser and a beautiful garden”
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High Dam
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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished...
Ranked #15 of 37 things to do in Aswan
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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.
Reviewed February 28, 2013

You get a great view of the artificial Lake Nasser. If you have a guide with you (as I did) you can learn interesting facts about how the lake was build (how many villages where flooded in the process, what was the “price” the native folk paid and how Abu Simbel temple and Philae temple were dismantled and transferred to other locations in order to be saved). There is also beautiful garden with gorgeous trees and flowers. If you are into photography this is a good spot to take some nice pics.

My review is based on my visit in April 2010.

Thank Konstantin I
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

I was on a Nile cruise therefore we were taken on a tour of the Dam . I enjoyed it very much, there was nothing about it that I disliked.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

I think this is mainly for the men, wonderful views, but I was a little bored. Perhaps I missed the point, but glad I went to see it.

Thank janice61xxx48
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Waste of time as virtually nothing to see. Russian built and the memorial to their building is the best part!

Thank TimPamRay
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Having visited the temples and learnt so much about the early history of the area, it was a real contrast to stand on this dam and discover how important it is to Egypt. I am not sure from reading the reviews if all guides give much background to the reasons why it was built and the problems that it created. If you are on a tour make sure your guide discusses these The views are very impressive from both sides of the dam.

Thank susan m
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