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Historical places of Ethiopia

 

Ethiopia is the oldest independent nation in Africa, the only African nation never to be colonized. It has a heritage dating back to the first century AD, in this period Ethiopia was a great Empire with Axum as its Capital. The Axumite civilization was trading with distant lands, among them Greece,  Egypt, Rome, Arabia, Persia, India and Ceylon. 

In the fourth century AD, Christianity was introduced in Ethiopia when the Ethiopian Orthodox Church was established.

 

 

Lalibela, the eighth wonder of the world, as many travelers and travel writers say, is Ethiopias prime tourist attraction. It is the site of eleven remarkable rock-hewn monolithic churchs, believed to have been built by king Lalibela, in the late twelfth or early thirteenth century.

Axum, Ethiopias most ancient city and the site of many remarkable monolithic stone stelae or obelisks is also a spectacular attraction. The three most important are decorated to represent multi storied buildings complete with doors and windows.

Gondar, which is referred by many as the Camelot of Africa, is so impressive that charms visitors by its setting. It is the site of numerous medieval castle-like palaces.

The ancient Walled City of Harar, which was for many centuries a major commercial center, is said to be one of the most scenic in the world. The citys unique housing, the colorful dress of its inhabitants, and its stout old walls have always fascinated ed visitors.

Apart from historical sites, Ethiopia has also immense wealth of natural attractions.

The Simien Mountains National Park is one of those marvelous sites. Within this spectacular splendor live Walia ibex , Simien red fox, and Gelada Baboon - all endemic to Ethiopia - and a lot of other animals and birds.

The Bale Mountains With their vast moorlands, extensive heath virgin woodlands, pristine mountain streams, alpine climate and endemic animals,  remain an untouched and beautiful world.

The Blue Nile Falls, which is known locally as Tis Issat or smoke of fire is the most dramatic spectacle on either the white or the Blue Nile rivers is also an attraction that charms many tourists.

The ceremonies and rituals of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, which open a window on the authentic world of the Old Testament, are also dramatic attractions. Timket - a feast of epiphany, and Maskal - the finding of true cross, are the greatest festival of the year which are the greatest festivals of the year which are celebrated colorfully with huge, dramatic processions.

Such fascinating ranges of experiences make Ethiopia a truly land of discovery - brilliant and beautiful, secretive, mysterious, and extraordinary. One should see these things for himself if he has to appreciate them. So take a move and visit Ethiopia. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN THIS ASTONISHING LAND.

 

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