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High Dam

Aswan, Egypt
+20 120 655 5597
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Supplying water and electricity to all of Egypt, this impressive two-mile dam was a 1960s feat of engineering.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good30%
  • Average38%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
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“lake nasser” (89 reviews)
“artificial lake” (12 reviews)
“man made lake” (12 reviews)
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Aswan, Egypt
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"lake nasser"
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"artificial lake"
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"man made lake"
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"soviet union"
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"an engineering marvel"
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"short visit"
in 10 reviews
"both sides"
in 9 reviews
"aswan dam"
in 20 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"nile cruise"
in 7 reviews
"electricity"
in 35 reviews
"russian"
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"monument"
in 47 reviews
"irrigation"
in 15 reviews
"project"
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"egypt"
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Reviewed today

It's difficult to appreciate the engineering and work involved in this project but it was immense. It's a stop on the way to everywhere else when you're in Aswan and well worth a few minutes consideration of the difference it's made in the lives of...More

Thank NCFamilyGuy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have made it this far to Aswan, then you must visit the Dam and check out how the flood are is monitored and maintained. A very interesting visit and a beautiful sight.

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aptly if rather crudely named High Dam, the Aswan dam is quite extraordinary to behold. When told that it's large, you'll no doubt take in all the specs and measurements and 'ooh and aah' at the capacity and the engineering wonder of it all; absorbing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built to hold and regulate the waters of King Nasir ,this is a huge dam ,said to be the third largest one in the world and the lake water covers a distance of 500 kms.

Thank raghu67
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit can be done after Abu Simbel as it’s on the way. The immense structure built to hold the waters of Lake Nasir is amazing. Apparently the Perch fish in the dam side as are Crocodiles are huge compared to the other side of...More

Thank Harshrk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good to know about and understand its significance, but not one of the top five tourist attractions of Egypt. The Aswan Dam is 111 meters high embankment dam, 3,830 meters long and 40 meters wide. It is the third largest dam in the world after...More

Thank KodoDrummer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see to be quite honest. I get why it's important but was not what I would consider to be a tourist attraction. You can barely see the dam itself and there's restricted access beyond a certain point. A lowlight on our trip,...More

Thank SweetD82
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960’s to provide much-needed electricity and irrigation for the area round Aswan and greater Egypt. The Aswan Dam on the Nile River stops the largest river in the world, creating a huge reservoir (Man-made lake) , Lake Nasser....More

Thank Casper840
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

After seeing many many ancient attractions (temples, mausoleums, museums, etc,) It was a refreshing change to see a modern marvel. Lake Nasser is a pretty sight and the friendship monument is impressive.

Thank Factfinder90
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

As my title says it’s all . We rode 30 min in the tour bus to visit the high dam but it has no significance . It’s more so of value to the Egyptians since the damn has been built it provides water to entries...More

Thank Legallyenchanting
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