8 of the world’s most beautiful churches; Irish Examiner

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Lalibela, Ethiopia’s New Jerusalem; Dawn Jorgenson; The Incidental Tourist.

Lalibela, Ethiopia’s New Jerusalem. Known as the Land of Origin, Ethiopia has a remarkable diversity which is reflected across its 12 provinces and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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The modern world edges into one of the cradles of humankind; Stanley Stewart; National Geographic

But community-based tourism is helping to keep ancient traditions alive in Ethiopia’s Omo River region.

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A Tour Of Ethiopia? Here’s The Best Places To Visit; Africa.com

Ancient and glorious, Ethiopia is the “Land of Thirteen Months of Sunshine.” This magical country reverberates with a certain fervor, one you’d definitely relish…

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Ethiopia is one of Africa’s best kept secrets; Clive Jackson; Vancouver Sun

Not many tourists but that is changing. Fast.

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How to Visit the Gelada Monkeys in Ethiopia; Brooke Saward; World Of Wanderlust

As one of the main draw cards for nature-loving travellers to Ethiopia, the bleeding heart Gelada monkeys are reason enough to travel North to a whopping 4,500m above sea level. The monkeys are one of the few life experiences you have to encounter primates at such proximity in their natural habitat and feel a true…

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Ethiopia elected member of UNESCO; Samuel Getachew; Reporter

Ethiopia has been elected as a member of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for a four year term. This took place during the 22nd General Assembly of the World Heritage Convention in Paris, France.

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A visual journey across African landscapes; Natasha Elkington; Landscape News

From the Sahel to the Sahara and from ancient cities to gleaming beaches, here’s a photo journey across African landscapes and their eight distinct regions.

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Travel Through Ethiopia’s UNESCO Sites; Africa.com

As of 2019, Ethiopia is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Eight of these sites are cultural, making Simien Mountains the only natural site.

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Travel Through Ethiopia’s UNESCO Sites; While In Africa

As of 2019, Ethiopia is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Eight of these sites are cultural, making Simien Mountains the only natural site.

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Exploring the churches carved from rock; BBC

Dating back to the 12th and 13th Centuries, the churches are designated a World Heritage site.

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Harar, Ethiopia’s holy Muslim city; Maria Gerth-Niculescu; Deutsche Welle

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The Axum Stelae: Multi-Story Buildings of Antiquity?; JP Robinson; Ancient Origins

For those of you already familiar with the remarkable monoliths which stand in Axum, Ethiopia, you will no doubt be aware of their uncanny resemblance to modern tower block apartment buildings.

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Camping with wolves and dancing with AK47s: the hidden treasures of Ethiopia; Guy Kelly; Telegraph

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15 Essential Activities To Do In Ethiopia On A Budget; Africa.com

Ethiopia is one of the oldest and most remarkable places in Africa. It’s got a long and storied history, incredible food, and some of the most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites…

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Ethiopia’s stunning UNESCO world-heritage trek; Sue Williams; Traveller

Trekking can be a lonely experience but not when you run into plentiful friendly locals – baboons, monkeys, jackals and hydrax – along the way.

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The Magnificent Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia; Barbara Weibel; Hole In The Donut

In the 12th century, King Lalibela of Ethiopia received a vision from God, who told him to carve 11 churches out of the local stone. This New Jerusalem, as the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela were known, kept pilgrims from having to make the dangerous trek to Jerusalem to honor their God.

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10 Utterly Unique and Totally Crazy Things to Do in Ethiopia; Stephanie Parker; Big World Small Pockets

 

Ethiopia – Simien National Park

In case Stephanie Parker needs to prove to you just how fantastic and totally different this sensational destination is, here are 10 utterly unique and totally crazy things to do in Ethiopia!

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Gonder and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia; Steph; Big World Small Pockets

Ethiopia – Fasil Ghebbi Gondar Region

The UNESCO-listed Simien Mountains and the UNESCO-listed city of Gonder (or Gondar!) are – perhaps unsurprisingly given their world heritage status – among 2 of Ethiopia’s finest attractions.

Situated close by each other, many tourists explore them together, as I did, and that’s exactly why I’m pairing them together in this guide.

Located in the Amhara region in Northern Ethiopia, I visited these 2 great parts of the country during my first trip here in December 2017 and certainly they were a large part of why I fell in love with this magical land.

From the soaring vistas of the Simien to the crumbling castles of Gonder these 2 destinations are wildly different, but equally as magnificent.

Indeed, many travellers I met in Ethiopia claim the Simien Mountains, in particular, as one of their Ethiopia highlights and if you’re heading to this country, then please do not miss this national park, or Gonder, either.

And with my ultimate travel guide to Gonder and the Simien Mountains, you can get the full rundown ahead of your trip so that you have the best time there too.

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The rock churches of Lalibela in the highlands of Ethiopia; Sabine Ludwid; Mereja

Ethiopia – Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela

The rock churches of Lalibela are among the main attractions of any trip to Ethiopia. The stone monuments of faith belong since 1978 to the Unesco world cultural heritage. The town looks inconspicuous and dusty.

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