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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Aswan High Dam Reviews
While the dam is not super exciting to see, I am very glad we visited it because it truly helped me to understand the dynamics of Egypt and the huge impact the dam makes upon the success and... more »
The dam was built to help control the flooding of the Nile river and at the same time created Lake Nasser. It was somewhat controversial at the time as it would flood out some of the ancient ruins... 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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