High Dam

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  • Address: Aswan Governorate, Egypt
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Waterfront, View Point, River, Family And Kids, Nature

High Dam - Review

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 Information

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

How To reach High Dam by Public Transport

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

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  • High Dam Timing: 24-hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting High Dam

  • 95% of people who visit Aswan include High Dam in their plan

  • 21.19% of people start their High Dam visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see High Dam

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

92.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting High Dam

People normally club together Abu Simbel Temples and Ferial Gardens 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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  • 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.

  • 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. Before the High Dam was built, even with the old dam in place, the annual flooding of the Nile during late summer had continued to pass largely unimpeded down the valley from its East African drainage basin. These floods brought high water with natural nutrients and minerals that annually enriched the fertile soilalong its floodplain and delta; this predictability had made the Nile valley ideal for farming since ancient times. However, this natural flooding varied, since high-water years could destroy the whole crop, while low-water years could create widespread drought and associated famine. Both these events had continued to occur periodically. As Egypt's population grew and technology increased, both a desire and the ability developed to completely control the flooding, and thus both protect and support farmland and its economically important cotton crop. With the greatly increased reservoir storage provided by the High Aswan Dam, the floods could be controlled and the water could be stored for later release over multiple years. The Aswan Dam was designed by the Moscow-based Hydroproject Institute.

  • There are maps displayed about the dam and many other plaques with information. I highly recommend reading the wiki about it before visiting to fully appreciate the history of the area.

  • It's a good idea to visit such a historical water construction that saves Nile floods for egypt creating "Nasser Lake"

  • The first Aswan dam provided valuable irrigation during droughts but could not hold back the annual flood of the mighty Nile River. In the 1950s, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser envisioned building a new dam across the Nile, one large enough to end flooding and bring electric power to every corner of Egypt. Advantages. Towns and villages have a reliable water supply. Fish from the lake help provide better diet. The Nile no longer floods, so people and villages are safe. Electricity provides power for industries and homes. The lake is gradually filling up with silt. The river level is kept steady so the boats can use it all year..

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