Aswan High Dam, Aswan

#1 of 8 in Parks in Nile River Valley
Dam · Nature / Park
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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  • If you' re in Aswan, you can' t avoid a visit to the High Dam. You have a unique point of view over Lake Nasser, and many egyptian temple from far. What I like the most is the memorial to the...  more »
  • Standard stop on the Nile cruises, but not worth a special trip. It’s a big dam. Of the Aswan attractions, the Isis temple is by far the best.  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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