The High Dam



The Aswan High Dam is the largest project in Modern Egypt to prevent destructive flooding and extreme droughts from generating electricity. The most significant effort made by President Gamal abdel Nasser was to build the country for all Egyptians when the dam began to be constructed in the 1960s. The dam isn't the biggest in the world, but it's impressive.


The High Dam in Aswan 

The High dam was started in 1960 and completed in 1971 forming a huge reservoir called Lake Nasser comprising above one hundred and fifty-seven cubic meters of water beyond, named after the former Egyptian President Nasser, was filled in 1979. sometimes tourists like to go see the dam during their Egypt Travel PackagesEgypt Day Tours, and Aswan day tours.

The plan was made by German companies and was carried out by Russian companies.

The Aswan High Dam generates average electricity that can meet more than half of the country's needs, as well as allow the development distribution of electricity at low cost even in the most remote regions. The hydroelectric plant is currently the most powerful in Africa, although it may no longer be so in a few years; in Ethiopia, a dam known as the "Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam" is under construction on the Blue Nile.

Aswan Excursions and Day Tours

explore more about the high dam during many of our exceptional Egypt travel packages that also cover most of the history and we recommend you to experience Egypt Christmas tours to see the highlights of Cairo and also get excited and learn about t ancient Egyptian architecture through our Egypt Nile cruise tours and especially in April to enjoy the mild temperatures when you book Egypt Easter tours.

Its construction marked the appearance of Lake Nasser, an artificial lake 500 kilometers long and 16 kilometers wide, for a total of 6,000 square kilometers of water, making it the largest artificial lake ever built by mankind. The flooded area caused the movement of over 90,000 inhabitants of Nubia and 24 monuments, the most important of which are those of Abu Simbel temples that were built by the legendary King Ramses II of the 19th dynasty for himself and his wife Queen Nefertari, and Philae Temple which is dedicated for the worship of Goddess Isis and has been moved to the Island of Agilika.

Besides the dam itself, another tourist attraction is the Kalabsha Temple, located on the western bank of Lake Nasser. The temple was to be moved here before the flooding of the lake basin. The temple, dating back to the Ptolemaic era, was dedicated to the worship of Mandulis, a god of ancient Nubia.
The high dam is heavily guarded since it would wash most of Egypt into the Mediterranean if it collapsed.

Pharaohs can be explored shortly in the valley of kings through Luxor day tours also if you can board the train for a couple of hours north you can also cover it during Aswan day tours or even our 2 days tour to Luxor from Aswan there are a lot of Egypt day tours that go to Luxor from the various Egyptian cities like Hurgada day tours by land to Luxor or if you come for a leisurely holiday in Sharm you can take the plane for one day during Sharm El Sheikh excursions to explore all of the historical city.

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