High DamCurrently Open
- Address: Aswan Governorate, Egypt
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Waterfront, View Point, River, Family And Kids, Nature
The area of the dam is pretty arid and beautiful. Located across the Nile river, the dam controls the flow of the river. The high dam, commonly known as the Aswan dam holds great importance as if it wasn't for the dam, the Nile river would be flooded throughout the year. A glimpse of the dam is bound to urge you to take a boat ride in Lake Nasser, which however wouldn't be a bad idea.
High Dam Travel Tips
- Do not swim in lake Nasser.
- Tary visiting the place during the day.
How to Reach High Dam
- You could take a taxi or rent a car to get to the temple.
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39.02% of people who visit Aswan include High Dam in their plan
29.41% of people start their High Dam visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see High Dam
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting High Dam
High Dam Reviews & Ratings
Just south of Aswan, about a 25 to 30 minute drive, you'll find this extraordinary piece of engineering. I found the drive there quite pleasant as you drive out of the city and past a desert-like landscape. There are incredible views of Lake Nasser. You'll have to go through a few police checkpoints to enter. While there, you'll see photographs of the dam when it was constructed. Snack bar and restrooms are available.
Great engineering work. Good to visit the "Egyptian Soviet Friendship" symbol which is tower that has good views and an amazing architecture. You feel like you are back in the Nasser 60's era.
Aswan Dam built on the Nile, may be extremely important for the the economy and prosperity of Egypt. But so far as a place of tourist attraction is concerned there is nothing much to recommend it. Aswan Dam is built across River Nile between relatively low hills. There is no greenery. All around you see barren dry and brown land. Not at all pleasing to the eyes. Dam itself is not at all impressive. Not like some of the other dams which are built on deep valleys amongst high mountains with impressive height and good view. There is a visitors centre almost at the centre of the dam. Lots of information boards have been installed which give detailed information and history of the dam. From the boards we come to know that Aswan Dam is an embankment dam. It's height is 364 ft, has length of almost 4 km, its width at the base is 3200 ft. Aswan dam was built over a period of 10 years, from 1960 to 1970. Associated hydro electric power station has installed capacity of 2100 MW. Another noteworthy fact is, impounded Nile River created a huge reservoir almost 550 km long and an area of about 5200 sq kms It was named Lake Nasser after the President of Egypt at that time. Other than the information boards at visitor centre and Russia - Egypt Friendship Memorial there is nothing to see. Won't miss much of you don't visit it.
Interesting if you enjoy seeing engineering feats... Probably best to visit with a guide who can tell you a bit about the dam. Pretty views from the top.
One of the great dams of the world and worth a trip if you are in the area. I would not make a detour like I would for Hoover Dam, but if you are in the area... If you are not into engineering, the area is pretty. Nice views of the military monument. Biggest draw for me is the lack of peddlers. The security presence on the dam is high, and I guess this keeps them away.