Stay with Dinknesh at the south of Ethiopia in our own BUSKALODGE
Things to know
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.
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
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.
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,
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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