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Best 3 things to do in Ethiopia

by Pancho Barranco | Tue 23 Jul 2019
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There are major attractions in Ethiopia that are part of those places that you can not miss. But the interesting places to visit are often not the most characteristic of their area.

Enjoying the best coffee in the world

For many coffee growers and experts, the country has one of the best coffees in the world because to the great height at which it is grown. This allows them to control the type of production well. Ethiopian coffees are acidic, sweet or intense.

As there are coffees for all tastes and palates, you can take advantage of your stay to try more than one and wrap yourself in the typical cuisine with a good coffee after dinner.

Discovering the Temples and the worship places of Ethiopia 

Another important attraction of the country is the large number of temples and places dedicated to worship that it had. Among the most famous is St. George's Cathedral. Also the St. Gabriel Church and the Debre Birhan Selassie Church are places with a lot of charm.

But you will find so many temples throughout the country that you will have to choose from.

Rock-hewn churches in Lalibela

Possibly, the church of Na'akuto La'ab will be especially impressive. It should be a must-stop for you. It is located in a beautiful natural setting inside a cave. On the other hand, Bet Mariam is a group of eleven churches that are also dug out of the rock, but they are not covered by mountains. The rock used to create these places of worship is from Lalibela and was declared a World Heritage Site.

If you like quiet or sacred places, you should know that the country also has a large number of monasteries.

Among the most important are Gabriel (Kibran Gabriel), Debra Berhan Selassie or the monasteries of Lake Tana. If you want to visit only one, we recommend taking advantage of the visit to the Debra Berhan Selassie Church and also visit its monastery. You will have saved a lot of time and you will love the experience.

Visiting the Natural landscapes of Ethiopia

Nature in this country offers many tourist opportunities. If you like outdoor tourism, Ethiopia is an ideal attraction for you. The Semien Mountains are impressive and there are also many lakes. Among them there is Lake Tana. In the Omo Valley you will see people living with ancestral customs.

They are ancient tribes that you will love to get up close to. You can also visit the Erta Ale volcano, which is one of the greatest wonders in the country.

There are still more plans for your trip! Bahir Dar is a summer resort city for the Ethiopians themselves. There you can enjoy typical cuisine, walks, bars and much more. In the city of Harar you will find a walled town that was an important Islamic centre in the Middle Ages.  Of course, if you like nature, you will love Dodola and the Bale mountains.

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Pancho Barranco

Pancho Barranco
My name is Pancho, I am passionate about sports and an adventure lover. I love discovering the world and flying from one place to another. I am an expert in surfing the internet and when time permits I like to run between the lines of a good book. I am a restless person and I always want to learn new things. I have great adaptability and I always try to do my best in any project. I like my work team and share with them my knowledge and motivation to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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