10 Tourist Destinations in Ethiopia

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There are a few places that have made their way on to the world map with incredible sights. Ethiopia is one of those places.

One of the most enchanting and breath taking parts of this country is its scenery, which you can only imagine if you have not been fortunate enough to visit it yet. There are so many different spots to see in Ethiopia. The following points of interest will take your breath away and leave you speechless in awe when you visit Ethiopia.

1. Aksum: The remains of the once thriving ancient city are now recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The obelisks and steles found on location are quite impressive as well.



2. Harar: Home to an amazing mosque and the Great Mosque which was built by Sultan Abu Bakr ibn Muhammad in the 14th century.

3. Lake Tana: located in the north western part of the country, this incredible lake is the largest in Ethiopia and serves as the headwaters of the Blue Nile. It’s a unique sight to behold and not to be missed.

4. Lalibela: This town is incredibly popular for its rock-hewn churches, at least 11 of them. Each one has been carved out of solid rock without the use of mortar, and they are truly amazing to see.

5. Menagesha: A site with unparalleled view with ancient shrines. A tour without seeing the Menagesha Suba Forest Park is not a complete one.



6. Simien Mountains: A home to numerous species of wildlife, these mountains are sure to leave you speechless in awe. The Simien Mountain is among the World Heritage Site.

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7. Debre Damo: A great place to see Ethiopia’s famous monastery built on top of the steep flat topped mountain. Also home to sacred ground and some ancient temples.

8. Nechisar National Park: This national park is home to one of the most famous desert lakes in Ethiopia, as well as animals that are rare or unique to the area.

9. Konso: Home to the Konso People, a unique ethnic group. They still live in harmony with nature and are more than happy to share their way of life with you.

10. Bale Mountains National Park: This national park is home to Africa’s only mountain alpine zone. It is also home to numerous species of rare and endangered wildlife, such as the Ethiopian wolf and the Walia Ibex. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.