The High Dam may be a popular tourist destination, but most visitors seem to come back wondering why they bothered. The views are interesting, if you're fascinated by dams, but not spectacular. There is a truly garish monument to Soviet-Egyptian friendship set in a small park at the western end of the dam. The permissibility of photography on the dam is a bit questionable. The theory seems to be that point-and-shoots are fine, but that big lenses and video are not. As with so many things in Egypt, it comes down to who's watching and what you can get away with. The best way to get here is by taxi.