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 What do you Know about Ethiopia?

 

Ethiopia is a land of wonder and enchantment, a country with one of the richest histories on the African continent, a land of contrasts and surprises, of remote and wild places, home to cultured and friendly people who are descended from some of the world's oldest civilizations. Read more...

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Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

Ethiopia, one of the best tourism destinations in the world suggested by lonely planet to visit for 2014.

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Man emerging from a rock-hewn church in Lalibela. Image by Stuart Butler / Lonely Planet.

While you can’t get everywhere in Ethiopia on US$30 a day, you can see a huge amount of its highlights by taking great-value and time-saving flights along the country’s Historic Route.

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 Meskel Festival registered by UNESCO

 

Meskel Festival:

The first intangible heritage of Ethiopia registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site. 

 One of Ethiopia’s more popular attractions to catch the eye and interest of tourists is the yearly Meskel celebration.  The September Meskel Festival marks the finding of the True Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. The festival is ancient, dating back over 1,600 years.

 

 

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 Ethiopia's World Heritage Sites

LalibelaThe small town of Lalibeia in northern Ethiopia is famous for its 11 rock hewn churches daring back to the 12th century.

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HararThe historic walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia was a major trading crossroads and a centre of Islamic learning.

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GonderThe oldest of Gondar’s many imperial structures is the impressive 17th century palace of Emperor Fasilidas. Many other fascinating historical buildings

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AxumAxum is renowned for the world’s tallest monoliths, or obelisks, which experts say were erected to mark

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Semien MountainsThe dramatic mountainous landscape of the Simien National Park in northern Ethiopia is home to some of the rarest animals on earth.

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Lower OmoLower Omo is another haven of prehistoric finds which have been essential in the study of human evolution.

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Tiya StonesTiya Stones are natural stones located in the southern part of Ethiopia.

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Lower AwashOne of the world's most famous hominid fossils, known as Lucy,was discovered in the Lower Awash Valley.

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konsoKonso Cultural Landscape is a 55 square km arid property of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia.

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