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Axum Tigray Ethiopia

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Tour Ethiopia and visit Axum

 

History of Axum

 When you tour Ethiopia, you must visit the Axumite kingdom which rose to become one of the most powerful empires in the ancient world just a few centuries before Christ.

 Her armies and fleets controlled the whole of the Red Sea area for over a thousand years. In the first several centuries, A.D, Axum dominated the reign and thrived on trade and agriculture.

The colossal steale and ruins of once magnificent palaces date from this period.In the late third century, the prophet Mani wrote that Axum was one of the world’s four great kingdoms. King of Ezana (reigned c.303-356), who was Axum’s first Christian monarch, called himself king of Axum, Saba, Salhen, Himyar, and Raydan refer to two of the Yemeni kingdoms and the palaces in their respective capitals.In the early sixth century, King Kaleb explained the Axumite kingdom in Yemen and parts of Arabia. A six-century Greek visitor to Axum wrote of a four-towered palace of the king of Ethiopia.

Axum Tour

In Axum today the visitor can try to visualize the glories of these by-gone days from the few remaining standing steles, and the great 33 meters-long fallen stele weighing perhaps 500 tons and the so-called Bath of the Queen of Sheba. Axum is also believed to hold the Ark of the Convent since the time it was brought by Menelik I, son of Queen of Sheba and the biblical King Solomon.

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Danakil / Dalol Depression Ethiopia

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 Travel Ethiopia and visit Danakil / Dalol Depression Ethiopia

Travel Ethiopia and witness volcanoes and salt lakes located in Afar region that lie at the altitude of 116m below sea level.The Danakil ( or Dalol ) depression is one of the lowest, hottest and the most unique land formations in the Great Rift Valley system. Still this part of the planet is very active geologically.

The Danakil is a tectonic triple-junction where the spreading ridges that form the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden emerge on land and meet Africa’s Great Rift Valley.

It is still being slowly but surely pulled apart at the rate of about 1 to 2 cm a year and some scientists say it is the site of what, 10 million years from now, will be a new ocean that splits the African continent in two.

Nevertheless, it has colorful and enjoyable landscape, which makes the traveler feel that they are in lonely planet.

 

 

Harar Ethiopia

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About Harar

Take the Ethiopia tour to Harar. This ancient city was established between the 7th and 9th Centuries. Harar is known for the great wall which was built in the 16th century at the time of Amir Nur Al- wazir Mujahid. The wall encircled the old town of Hadar.

Harar become a kind of commercial meeting point of Africa, India and the Middle East and right up until  1850s, it was home to the most important market in the horn. With its more than 90 mosques and shrines, Harar is considered to be the 4th most sacred center of Islamic world next to Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.

When you tour Ethiopia and visit Harar partake in a long-standing tradition of feeding meat to spotted hyenas which evolved during the 1960s  and is now an impressive night show for tourists.

Other places of interest include the highest amba overlooking the city, the Kondudo or “W” mountain, which hosts an ancient population of feral horses. A 2008 scientific mission has unleashed efforts for their conservation, as the animals are greatly endangered.

Harar was registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 2006.

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Lalibela Ethiopia

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 Travel Ethiopia to  Lalibela

It is a medieval settlement in northern Ethiopia and the site of eleven rock hewn churches believed to be built some 800 years ago. The town flourishes as a museum of rock hewn churches. The construction of these churches is attributed to King Lalibela at the high point of Zagwe period, a memorial to the level of civilization reached during that period.

Lalibela is said to have seen Jerusalem and then attempted to build a new Jerusalem as his capital in response to the capture of old Jerusalem by Muslims in 1187. As such, many features have Biblical names – even the town’s river is known as the River Jordan. It remained the capital of Ethiopia from the late 12th century and into the 13th century.

The rock hewn churches of Lalibela have been recognized by UNESCO as part of the world cultural heritage site in 1978.

Gondar Ethiopia

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Gondar Ethiopia Tour

Gondar is north of Lake Tana  and southwest of the Simien Mountains. The city has an elevation of 2133 meters above sea level and   is nicknamed “The Camelot of Africa” due to the presence of a group of royal castles.[

Travel Ethiopia and visit this graceful city which was founded by Emperor Fasiledes in 1636, and was the capital of Ethiopia until the mid 19th Century. Gondar  is famous for its medieval castles and the designs and decoration of its churches. The city’s main imperial precinct, called the royal enclosure, six graceful edifices, erected by the famous successive Gonderiane Emperors in the 17th and 18th Centuries as palaces, at the center of the town with a high stone walled fortification, an area of 70,000 square meter, with 12 symbolic entrances.

Because of their outstanding universal value they were included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1979.

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Awash National Park

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Travel Ethiopia and visit Awash National Park!

When you travel Ethiopia to Awash National Park you will be visiting  the oldest and most developed wildlife reserve in Ethiopia. Featuring the 1,800-metre Fantail Volcano, extensive mineral hot-springs and extraordinary volcanic formations, this natural treasure is bordered to the south by the Awash River and lies 225 kilometers east of the capital, Addis Ababa.

Those who travel Ethiopia for the wildlife will be happy to visit Awash as the wildlife here consists mainly of East African plains animals, but there are now no giraffe or buffalo. Oryx, bat-eared fox, caracal, aardvark, Columbus and green monkeys, Anubis and Hamadryads baboons, klipspringer, leopard, bushbuck, hippopotamus, Semarang’s gazelle, cheetah, lion, kudu and 450 species of birds all live within the park’s 720 square kilometers.

Awash National Park is ideal for those travel Ethiopia seeking wildlife, nature and adventure.

 

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