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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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+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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A marvelous place to visit witnessing the generosity of human kind. A huge construction, and one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. A must visit in Aswan

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A marvelous place to visit witnessing the generosity of human kind. A huge construction, and one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. A must visit in Aswan

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The displays provide a nice overview of the structure and history of the dam. One of the few places you could visit without a guide (although it helps to have one to negotiate security). Probably worht about 30-60 minutes of your time to see how the largest man-made lake was formed.

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Thank BobN06
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice dam and one of the biggest of the world. Nonetheless there is not much to see and it is not as impressive compared to other dams like Itaipu in Brazil/Paraguay or even smaller dams as Hoover near Las Vegas. I would not recommend to visit it if you are short on time.

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Thank Juan Camilo V
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After viewing most of the ancient wonders and comparing them to modern Egypt, it's good to see a major engineering feat of more recent times. Lake Nasser is the largest man made lake in the world, for the moment, and still huge when viewed from Abu Si bel. The high dam is worth a quick vsiti

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course this is a historical piece of engineering and made such a difference but ..... unless you are really interested in the mechanics of it and have a good guide who can give you all the background info (if you are interested), I would say skip it. The views are stunning from one side, but there is not really... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride across the High dam and Old dam is amazing. You pass across security check and it feels just awesome when you are the dam site. You get ti view the dam from the top The dam was not generating electricity when we went in the evening but its huge. The dam construction and its features are displayed through... More 

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Giza Governorate, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The time spent there not more than 15 mins for couple of photos. A tour that could be skipped :) but visit once

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Thank Yasmin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's very good to see the most popular national project in Egypt during the 60's. Nasser lake is so amazing as it's the 2nd biggest artificial lake in the world

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Thank Ramy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This dam will show you the shift in the Egyptian history and geography. After the Dam you will see lake Nasser with evacuated lands on both sides from the Nubian people the original settlers of this area. After the dam you will see the houses of Nubians being built on both sides of the river nile.

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Thank Rania S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views and explanation of political and economical situations around it's built is interesting The views are amazing

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