2/36.- Abu Simbel, Lake Nasser


In this photo you can see the beautiful Lake Nasser. It is the result of the construction of the high Dam in Aswan in 1960. This dam, which took ten years to build, formed the biggest artificial lake in the world. 35,000 workers were necessary to complete it. Lake Nasser is more than 500 miles long, and provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt!

If you have some days left, you can take one of the Lake Nasser Cruisers. These cruisers last three or four days. They visit the lake and the monuments by it. There are six of them, but the best cruisers are the "Eugene" and the "Quasar Ibrim". They are not cheap, it is the price you have to pay to have a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and French Cuisine on board. These cruisers usually stop one night in front of the Abu Simbel Temples. Absolutely recommended.

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