4 Things to do in Ethiopia
Popular for its diverse culture, mouth-watering delicacies, wildlife, ancient monuments, and more, there is simply a lot to unearth on a trip to Ethiopia. Read on to find out about a few things that should make your list of places to explore when you visit here!
Located in the northern part of Ethiopia, the town of Lalibela is known for its 11 ancient monolithic churches. Chiselled out of a single rock, and standing tall at a majestic height of 40 feet, the churches in this town which is credited by UNESCO as a world heritage site, are a must-visit for every travel enthusiast.
Simien Mountains National Park
Simien Mountains National Park, located in the Northern Gondar Zone, is home to a number of endangered species, and over 50 species of birds. Established in 1969, the park was one of the first sites to be marked by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is also the largest national park in the country, which makes it a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts!
Lake Tana Monasteries
Located in the north-western highlands of Ethiopia, Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia. It is also the source of the Blue Nile river. The land around the lake is home to monasteries that are centuries old. These monasteries house many a historical treasure - ranging from the remains of ancient emperors to the treasures of the Ethiopian Church.
The Castles of Gondar
Located in the Amhara region, Gondar is a city that previously served as the capital of the Ethiopian empire for almost 200 years. The city is home to magnificent palaces, castles, and churches, which are sure to leave you feeling a sense of wonder and awe. The main structure, which is the Emperor's castle, offers a panoramic view of the aforementioned Lake Tana!