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Places to visit in Ethiopia

When you travel to Ethiopia, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Ethiopia, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Ethiopia to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Ethiopia things to do can include exploring Ethiopia attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in ethiopia


Located in Gonder, this entire 70,000 square meter compound consists of picturesque castles and palaces. Fasildas Palace is the oldest building that stands 32m tall and features a crenulated parapet with four domed towers.


The country is filled with many lush green parks and museums. You can take your little ones to a nearby park so that they enjoy some fresh air and actively take part in vigorous outdoors games and exercises.


This site dates back to 300-500AD and seem to have been present even before the advent of Christianity in Ethiopia. Many believe the stelae to be funeral monuments of the ancient rulers of Axum.


This church in Gondar was built by Emperor Eyasu II during the 17th century. The church earns its name from the nickname of the emperor which stands for “Mountain of Light”. The interior of the church depicts biblical scenes while the ceiling is covered with faces of angels.


Located in Addis Ababa, this national museum is the most important museum in Sub-Saharan Africa. The museum exhibits some of the best artistic treasures of the country and many interesting archaeological discoveries.


This museum was built in the loving memory of the Red Terror Martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for the Ethiopian oppressed people. This museum had been built by the relatives of the martyrs and it endorses the motto “Never, Ever Again”.


Ethiopia abounds in natural parks and gardens that can be visited with your family for spending a delightful time. You must visit the Mago National Park which is listed amongst the National Parks in Ethiopia. It is situated to the south of Addis Ababa and covers a region of 2162 square kilometres. The park is divided into two parts by a tributary of the Mago River, Omo. While the Tama Wildlife.


When it comes to natural attractions, Ethiopia offers some of the best options. You can visit Gobodura Hill which is also known as Wuchate Golo. It is one of the four ancient quarries to be found at Aksum which is believed to be the source of the famous stelae. The tools which were used by the craftsmen for building stelae are yet unknown. You can even take a tour around Sor River Waterfalls which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.


Tourists are often greatly impressed by the rich culture and tradition that is housed by Ethiopia that dates back over 3000 years. There are a number of museums, historical monuments and art galleries to be visited. There are more than 80 different ethnic groups living in the country that boast of their own unique culture, tradition and customs.


Ethiopia has some famous landmarks that are worth visiting. One of them is Fasilides Castle which was built in the 17th century. It is crafted out of stone and is named after the emperor Fasilides Alam Sagad for whom it was constructed.

Activities in ethiopia

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You can go on boat trips that will take you to the monastery on Debre Sina Island and other locations. You can book your trip at Visitor Information Center near Lake Ziway.

Food in ethiopia


This French restaurant in Addis Ababa serves superb and authentic French dishes. You can try excellent salad for starter, a delicious steak with Roquefort sauce for the main course and a crème brûlée for dessert.


This is a great restaurant for having a light lunch. Enjoy some delightful menus like pita stuffed with tabouli or falafel and chicken coconut curry.

Night Life in ethiopia


Ethiopia with its increasing number of tourists, offers some good options to enjoy the nightlife.  Some of the lounge, cafes and restaurants are open till late at night. Jazzamba Lounge is the best where you can enjoy Ethiopian jazz which is located inside the Itegue Taitu Hotel. It hosts a live jazz session every night with renowned local and international artists.

Shopping in ethiopia


In Ethiopia, you can shop for finely made art and craft items. You can visit Alert Handicraft shop where you will find intricately made handmade bags, pillow covers and wall hangings. All these products are sold at affordable rates.

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