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Address: Aswan, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 120 655 5597
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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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dam on the river nile

significant for the eqyptians and the needs of the country, it is an otherwise normal dam. can visit if you have the time.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it is a perfect way of thinking to save the water and to generate electricity but take care you have to have a permission before this visit

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Lviv, Ukraine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They should have built them a nuclear plant, and save so much of ecology and moreover history. Itself the dam is not so impressive after seeing such things in Europe. My advice, if you short on time, better see more of historical sites, the dam you can skip.

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India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

significant for the eqyptians and the needs of the country, it is an otherwise normal dam. can visit if you have the time.

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Florence, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected to be underwhelmed. The dam isnt really all that special when you compare it to other dams around the world, but I just wanted to see it for a bit because it is the dam that regulates the nile, an important and historically very significant river. You can take a taxi here.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The picture is of the friendship monument. You can get out here by taxi but the security is a bit tight. Not much to see, it's not what you'd call a traditional dam, but if you have someone with you to explain the significance, then it will make sense.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Aswan high dam is a feature you should at least attempt to see. Look south and Africa and the Nile stretches out before you. Look at the high water mark and imagine the annual flood that would come through here. Amazing to go on a boat ride and think of the power of the Nile washing up against the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an engineering marvel of the 20th Century. I supplements a dam built earlier by the British. The dam now generates electricity and regulates the flow of the Nile. There were some obvious tradeoffs that were made. People were displaced. Many archeological sites are now under the waters of Lake Nasser.

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ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know about this dam until the tour guide brought me up to it. It's so big it's incredible how it was built. Calm away really impressed by the engineering that went into constructing it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you ever want to realise how small you really are visit the Aswan High dam, situated at the end of man made lake Nasser which is 500 miles long it is a magnificent piece of engineering, but when you sit on its walls and look out over the lake is when you truly loose yourself in its magnitude and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are from North America as we are you have lots of opportunities to visit dams, usually free of charge and with visitor centres featuring copious amounts of information. Here you can drive to a viewing area for photos and review a few signs. It was part of our guided tour itinerary, and the history was interesting, but it... More 

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