High Dam

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

About High Dam, Aswan

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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Things to Know Before Visiting High Dam

  • 90.52% of people who visit Aswan include High Dam in their plan

  • 21.25% 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 Sunday

92.37% 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.

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  • 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..

  • Very interesting and worth a short visit. but ... they need to let more water out to allow the riverboats to access the full river for tourism to flourish in Egypt. The Nile Valley is awesome, but the low flow regimes are killing the nile cruises. And for god´s sake pick up some of that trash!

  • Standing on one of the most breakthrough dams in the world is certainly a must. But you should also visit the friendship tower to see a better top view of the river, the dam, and Lake Nasser on the other side.

  • A beautiful dam. The scenery is like a painting. So peaceful. Make sure to get on the cruise along the dam. You'll get to visit Luxor and other places, plus stop at an island in the middle of the river.

  • 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.

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