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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  • How can you not visit the dam when in Aswan. The main benefits are the explanatory signs and fantastic views on both sides. 
    How can you not visit the dam when in Aswan. The main benefits are the explanatory signs and fantastic views on both sides.  more »
  • It is an interesting stop, since the Dam has such an impact on the region. Places to park to take a photo. 
    It is an interesting stop, since the Dam has such an impact on the region. Places to park to take a photo.  more »
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  • As part of a larger tour, it's worth visiting. You go through it very quickly, but it's a very nice structure and the guides make sure to point out its importance to Egypt as a whole.
  • Aswan High Dam is a modern marvel. Built on river Nile , it is an important source of water and electricity in Egypt. It is a part of any guided tour in Egypt. Although it’s an important place for Egyptians to boast about, but as a tourist I was more interested in historical monuments rather than modern marvels. My point of view… May be it’s different for others …. Happy travelling!!!

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