Travel to Ethiopia
Travel to Ethiopia! For Ethiopia is characterized by a variety of natural and cultural environment, so each tour leaves a lot of impressions. Climatic conditions and terrain of this country have allowed it to become a haven for a variety of animals and plants.
Valley and hills after rains covered the unprecedented color, creating a surprisingly beautiful scenery. Any tourist will find something fun here for everyone. This can be an exciting jeep safari, overnight in tents or in the open air tour in the northern part of Ethiopia, with its rich history and architecture, which has its roots in the 4th century. In the south, you can get acquainted with the life of African tribes, clothing, housing and customs which have not changed in a thousand years.
Many interesting sights are concentrated near Gondor. Not far from this town is the old monastery complex, whose age is dated 13-15 centuries. On the territory of the complex are situated the main shrine of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, including the so-called “miraculous pool” swim in which, in the opinion of the local population, women are cured of infertility.
One of the main places of pilgrimage for Ethiopians during religious holidays – this BaniFasilidasa. This building is a two story building, surrounded on all sides by the pool. In ancient times there were resting most important people of Gondor, and now the water in the basin appears only during the Epiphany, and then the congregation after the service come here to bathe.
Travel to Ethiopia. The most outstanding historical building and the most popular among tourists place – Lalibela. At one time, Lalibela was supposed to be the New Jerusalem, while the old one was captured by the Muslims. The architecture of this place is great admiration. Despite the fact that to make the city the new Jerusalem could not, even now, this place is considered the most revered among Ethiopians.
According to local legend, the city was founded by the ruler of Ethiopia called Lalibela, who in his youth visited Jerusalem, forever in love with him, so when he learned, that the city was captured by the Muslims, decided to respond to it to build a new Christian shrine. Located the holy city at an altitude of 2500 meters, and in the rocks of dozens, or even hundreds of years, stonemason’s carved eleven churches, which connected by underground tunnels. This structure not only religious objects works of art carved with bas-reliefs, arches and beautiful ornaments.
For lovers of exotic and adventure of this, we recommend to visit the valley of the Omo River, which is known for being on its territory are still living primitive tribes, who in the past few centuries in lifestyle is almost nothing has changed. However, before getting here could only physically prepared team of anthropologists, and now here easily carry tourists arranging their photo tours. Among the most popular tourist visit “Mursi” tribe of women who go to the clay discs in the lips. But keep in mind that this nation – the most aggressive and go for them is only possible with an armed guard. The tribe lives on the Mago National Park.