High Dam

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  • Address: Aswan Governorate, Egypt
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  • 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. 

  • Do not swim in lake Nasser. 
  • Tary visiting the place during the day. 

  • You could take a taxi or rent a car to get to the temple.

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  • High Dam Address: Aswan Governorate, Egypt
  • High Dam Timing: 24-hrs
  • High Dam Price: Free
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  • 39.11% 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

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting High Dam

People normally club together Temple Of Isis At Philae and New Kalabsha while planning their visit to High Dam.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • This is a dam from the 60's but you don't see much from the top itself, which is all you get to visit. There are two boards with some information about it but that is all. You don't get to go inside or see anything really interesting. It would have been nice is there was more information on how they were able to build it and what challenges they had to overcome. It was a political issue back in the day and that is most of the information you will see online about it If you have time, skip it.

  • Very cool place to visit. The dam is big and they have signs that you can read to learn about the high dam! Worth your money!

  • Damn is not the structure I was expecting. It is not a massive wall but mass of Earth, the area has some pretty places to visit, but is quite industrial. It is a long trip unless you are going there specifically. The water area is impressive and the damn has it's own weather.

  • The Aswan Dam, or more specifically since the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam, is an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt, between 1960 and 1970. Its significance largely eclipsed the previous Aswan Low Dam initially completed in 1902 downstream. Based on the success of the Low Dam, then at its maximum utilization, construction of the High Dam became a key objective of the government following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952; with its ability to control flooding better, provide increased water storage for irrigation and generate hydroelectricity the dam was seen as pivotal to Egypt's planned industrialization. Like the earlier implementation, the High Dam has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.

  • Although the rhe view is good but you can see the same from the other brigmdge. I thought we'd be able to get up and close but all you do is view the high dam from up the top looking down. Not worth the ticket price in my opinion.

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