High Dam, AswanCurrently Open
- 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.
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Aswan before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Aswan and book an accommodation of your choice.
High Dam Culture & Theme Based Tours
High Dam Sightseeing Tours
High Dam, Aswan Reviews
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..
The High Dam is an important and impressive engineering project, but not very interesting as a tourist attraction. If you are a hydroelectric geek and really like visiting dams, then this might be worth your time. Otherwise, there just isn't that much to see here. You could spend your time much better in Aswan.
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.
If you are a traveler and like watching new places and meet new people you have to visit Egypt specially Aswan & Luxor Country is very safe for all foreigners Wonderful temples , tombs and museums Best time in the winter season from October till January Nile cruse between aswan & Luxor is a great option than hotels
A great feat of engineering, impressive, but other than marvel at the blue of lake Nasser there is little to do. The total volume of material used to build the dam could build 17 pyramids of the size of Cheops'