High Dam, Aswan

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#4 of 10 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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  • High Dam in Aswan is a pride moment for every Egyptian and they should be proud. It's just so amazing. As its a place of national security, photography is not allowed here. U can spend maximum half an...  more »
  • Philae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, The improvements to the damn is completed and it is a big deal for them, as our guide mentioned.  more »
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