High Dam, Aswan

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#4 of 9 in Parks in Nile River Valley
One of the country's most important structures, High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and was, at the time, a true feat of engineering. At 111 m (364 ft) tall and 3,830 m (12,570 ft) long, the dam remains an impressive sight, but its importance in the development of Egypt's industry far exceeds any aesthetic or technological interest it holds. By controlling the flooding of the river, the authorities have been able to avoid the negative effects of the changing water levels--they also managed to use the power of the river to create hydroelectricity. Put High Dam and other Aswan attractions into our Aswan road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great to be able to visit such an important Dam built to stop the flooding on the Nile. We had a visit there by bus, short trip but very interesting and could have spent longer looking at all the info...  more »
  • The Aswan high dam was built with the help of the Russians after the USA put too many conditions on their aid. It’s interesting, but if you are pressed for time I’d skip this unless you are a dam fan.  more »
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