Just as the other posters will tell you, the views from the top of the dam are astounding.
The air is the freshest you'll breath anywhere this side of Kazakhstan.
Bring comfortable shoes as there are 849 steps to climb. Halfway up there is a small picnic area with a vendor selling food. Normally in the states you would get charged outrageous mark-ups for food in a tourist attraction like this but everything is very affordable including the Shashlik if they are cooking (Usually on weekends or busy days when there are many people)
You can also take the easy way and hitch a car ride up for a couple dollars. If the area isn't busy you can ignore the multiple offers at the bottom of the hill. Start walking to the base of the dam and you'll get better offers from drivers on their way back down (Or from those desperate enough to chase you up the hill and keep asking)
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