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  • Address: Aswan, Egypt
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: 8 L.E.

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Aswan High Dam

Built in the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam was an engineering marvel at the time and changed the face of Egypt. It increased the cultivable land by 30% and doubled Egypt's available electricity supply. It also created Lake Nasser, at the time the world's largest artificial lake, which would have covered the important Abu Simbel Temple monuments if not for the support of UNESCO and a worldwide appeal for funds to move them to higher ground, a massive feat which was successfully achieved.

The dam itself is massive, containing 18 times the material used to build the famous Pyramid of Cheops at Giza. It is 11,811 feet (3,600 meters) long, 3,215 ft (980 m) thick at the base, and 364 ft (111 m) tall. Today, it provides visitors with wonderful views up and down the Nile River.

Practical Info

The dam is near Aswan, at one end of Lake Nasser. It is best visited by organized tour where you take in other sites at the same time, including the Philae Temple.

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Private Day Trip To Aswan From Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam, null
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Private Day Trip To Aswan From Marsa Alam

This day tour is a private journey from Marsa Alam to Aswan visiting a collection of the best archaeological sites in Aswan.

Location: Marsa Alam, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.33
Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road, Luxor, Day Trips
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Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road

Enjoy full Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road in accompany of an Egyptologist tour guide, follow the Nile River and passing through farmland and traditional ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Aswan Sightseeing Tour from Luxor by Road, Luxor, Day Trips
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Aswan Sightseeing Tour from Luxor by Road

Enjoy a full day Aswan sightseeing tour from Luxor by road accompanied by an expert local tour guide. Drive for about 4 hours along the Nile valley from Luxor ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan, Aswan, Day Trips
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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan

Day tour in Aswan visiting the highlights of Aswan as the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. Includes pickup and drop off transfers from ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $62.50
Private Tour: Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam from Aswan, Aswan, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam from Aswan

Explore three of Aswan most popular and well known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded at the size of the ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Private Tour from Aswan to Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour from Aswan to Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk

On this private tour of the Aswan region, explore at the High Dam, marvel at the Unfinished Obelisk, and experience the allure of the Temple of Philae, all as ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Private Day Tour from Luxor to Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk and Philae, Luxor, Private ... 
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Private Day Tour from Luxor to Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk and Philae

Enjoy a day tour to the amazing High Dam, this engineering masterpiece was built to protect Egypt from annual floods from the River Nile. Then proceed on to ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Half-Day Philae Temple and High Dam Tour from Aswan, Aswan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day Philae Temple and High Dam Tour from Aswan

Venture into the historic city of Aswan on this 4-hour half-day excursion. Visit the main landmarks such as the High Dam and the Philae Temple, dedicated to ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Private Tour: Philae Temple the Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan, Aswan, Half-day Tours
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Private Tour: Philae Temple the Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan

Explore the most famous sites of Aswan, on a private guided tour to the unfinished obelisk in the Granite Quarry, Aswan high dam and Philae Temple Island, as ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Half-day Tours
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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

4 star rating: Recommended 88 Reviews

Take a private tour to explore three of Aswan most popular and well known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00

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