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Review of High Dam

High Dam
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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
Ranked #9 of 37 things to do in Aswan
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Owner description: Supplying water and electricity to all of Egypt, this impressive two-mile dam was a 1960s feat of engineering.
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

It's a great dam , took much time to be built , it saved Egypt from the yearly Flood , it has beautiful views over lake nasser , Nothing less , don't spend more than 30 mints at max.

Visited January 2012
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“Over-rated”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Only for those with interest in dam construction/engineering etc. There is a bit of a view there of the surrounding areas but its not worth a trip there especially when there is an entry fee.

Visited January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A bit over-rated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

I had watched a documentary about the high dam and was kind of excited to see it. You have to pay 20 Egyptian pounds to just walk on the bridge and to be fair it wasn't very exciting. In fact, the dams around where I grew up were a lot more exciting.

Given all the admission fees you have to pay as you travel around, you aren't missing much if you skip this.

Visited December 2011
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“High Dam, worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

This is an interesting visit as it shows an area of excellence and what the country is capable of if governed correctly. this dam is a hydro electric facility and provides electricity to the whole of Egypt and its neighbouring countries.

Visited December 2011
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St Albans Hertfordshire
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

This was an interesting but brief visit on the dam.Not as spectacular as would have thought but a number of interesting facts about it,display boards,and good views of Lake Nasser.Was rather windy in late December

Visited December 2011
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