The High Dam
Located near Aswan, the world famous High Dam was an engineering miracle when it was
built in the 1960s. Today it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt and,
together with the old Aswan Dam built by the British between 1898 and 1902`, 6km down
river, wonderful views for visitors. From the top of the two Mile long High Dam you can gaze
across Lake Nassar, the huge reservoir created when it was built, to Kalabsha temple in the
south and the huge power station to the north.