Aswan High Dam, Aswan

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One of the country's most important structures, Aswan High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and was, at the time, a true feat of engineering. At 111 m (364 ft) tall and 3,830 m (12,570 ft) long, the dam remains an impressive sight, but its importance in the development of Egypt's industry far exceeds any aesthetic or technological interest it holds. By controlling the flooding of the river, the authorities have been able to avoid the negative effects of the changing water levels--they also managed to use the power of the river to create hydroelectricity. Put Aswan High Dam and other Aswan attractions into our Aswan road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Though not a historical site, the high dam is one of the important spots to see in Aswan. The view from top is majestic especially in the direction of Lake Nasser giving you a spectacular vantage...  more »
  • One of the most important sites to visit in Aswan. You see how the project was built and the Nasser lake behind it.  more »
  • It's a dam. Not much to see if you're looking for historic Egypt. It is interesting from an engineering and agricultural point of view. Beautiful view of the lake. I think there is a visitor center or information point here but I did not see it. Plenty of parking.
  • What am amazing view. The High Dam has created the largest man made lake in the world. Lots of photos and information about the dam. Definitely worth a stop.
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