"Aswan Dam" Aswan Things to Do Tip by AnnemarieC

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The dam was built in the 1960's and is heavily protected by the Egyptian military. It's very sobering to think that if it should ever be breached, the waters of Lake Nasser, that form behind it, would rush down the Nile valley and destroy everthing from Aswan through to the Med.

You can take a trip or drive yourself up to the Aswan Dam, but there is very little to see when you get there. You can only drive half way along the top of the dam and all you can see is sand and water when you get there. The dam itself isn't pretty, it's just a huge concrete structure. To be honest, it's a bit of a disappointment.

Go and visit it if you really must but there are much better things to see in the area.

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  • Written May 11, 2006
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