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6 Interesting Tourist Attractions in Ethiopia

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Going on vacation around the world is a dream for many people. Not only eliminating fatigue from daily activities, vacationing abroad has its own charm. For some people who really like vacations, even though they spend a lot of money, they are able to give up these not small costs because they can satisfy their inner needs or a sense of satisfaction that cannot be measured by material things. Especially if you can feel the visit in the context of vacationing around the world, exploring the continents of the world. This will certainly add to our experience and enrich our knowledge. We can vacation while learning about the very diverse cultures around the world.

All of us must know very well that the countries that are often used as burial sites are anywhere, and on what continent. The continents that are very often used as a place to visit for vacation are Asia, Europe, America, Australia, then Africa and then Antarctica which contains a lot of ice. The reason why these continents are often used as tourist visits is because there are many unique and good places. When viewed from the rating or the number of people who visit for tours, among the five inhabited continents, Africa is indeed the least visited continent. However, it does not mean that Africa has never had guests for a vacation, or that there are no interesting places to visit in Africa. It’s just that people still rarely go to Africa because it is influenced by the reputation of another continent that is more famous.

One of the countries in Africa is Ethiopia. Ethiopia is one of three countries that were not colonized by other countries. Ethiopia is a republic in the form of a country. As a country that has never been colonized before. Ethiopia is the oldest country in the world and also the country that has the earliest civilization in the world. Ethiopia is also a country. This country of Ethiopia still uses the Julian calendar, so this Ethiopia opens celebrations in welcoming the third millennium based on that calendar. Did you know that it turns out that Ethiopia has amazing tourist attractions? Ethipoia is even predicted that the tourist attractions are the best or the best in the world. Even in 2015, the European Trade and Tourism Council chose Ethiopia as the owner of the most popular vacation spots in 2015 out of a total of 31 candidates.

These are some of the tourist attractions in Ethiopia which are allegedly the best tourist attractions in the world.

1. Danakil Depression

Danakil Depression, allegedly as the most cruel place in the world. This place is the hottest place in Ethiopia, even in the world today. The average temperature in this place is always above 35 degrees Celsius. However, this very hot air or temperature is not the main or most desirable uniqueness of this place. Precisely because of its geological appearance that is very unique because there is almost nothing like it in this world. This area was originally an active volcano. But now, only mounds of rock that are yellow to orange in color are left. This area is also flooded by water. But the water here has a very high temperature and the salt content is also very high, similar to the Caspian Sea. When you come here, you will see yellow rocks accompanied by a very thick salt smell or aroma. But if you visit here, you need to be alert and careful. Because there was once a case that someone died in this area just because they lingered in this area. This is because in this region the natural conditions are very extreme, especially the atmosphere.

2. Rock-Hewn Church (Church of the Rock from the 12th century AD)

Rock-Hwen Church (Stone Church from the 12th century AD)At first, this church was made by carving stone and digging soil. This building is completely made of stone. In addition, the design of this building is indeed very unique, which resembles the symbol of a cross when viewed from above. This church is very old, which was built about a thousand years ago so it is a historic church building.

This church is located in Lalibelia City. Lalibelia is the holiest city in Ethiopia. There are so many sacred buildings that fill this city so that it is a sacred place that must be kept pure.

3. Extreme Horror Tour (Feeding Wild Hyenas)

Horror Extreme Tour (Feeding Wild Hyenas)This horror is a country that was once ruled by Muslims. In this horror, there are many ancient buildings left by Islamic culture which were built in the 16th century AD. There are an estimated 99 mosques in this area. This area also has a lot of hyenas (an animal such as a wolf which is famous for being wild and cunning), especially at night. but who would have thought, that the Hyena in this place is not as wild as Hyena in general.

Even the Ethiopian government makes this place as extreme tourism. For those of you who are challenged to feed the Hyena directly by feeding it into its mouth, this is the place

4. Great Rift Valley

Great Rift ValleyThe Great Rift Valley is a very large, and beautiful, basin. There are many hot springs in this valley. In addition to hot springs, this valley also has lakes inhabited by crocodiles and hippos. If you are not afraid and feel challenged, you can enter this lake. This valley is indeed perfect for lovers of the wild, a suitable tourist spot for backpackers. Here you can explore and also enjoy the wild nature and animals typical of Africa. If you come here, you have to be careful with the wildness it has. This is because sometimes wildness can be deadly.

5. Blue Nile Waterfall

Blue Nile Falls...The Blue Nile Falls is the largest waterfall in Ethiopia. This place is a destination that you should never miss when visiting Ethiopia. The waterfall that falls here is not blue like most, but the water is brown. And if it’s dry, the water that falls will be pure white, so it’s very beautiful. This waterfall has a length of about 400 meters, and a depth of 45 meters. Like most waterfalls, to reach this waterfall requires a lot of extra energy. But anyone will give up because it will pay off with the amazing beauty of this waterfall.

6. Fasil Ghebbi

Fasil GhebbiFasil Ghebbi is an ancient 17th century city that was once used by the Ethiopian King Fasilides and his sons. The city is surrounded by walls whose total length reaches 900 meters. The purpose of this city was because the king wanted the safest place to rest after the exhaustion of ruling Ethiopia. The city contains the king’s palace, churches, monasteries, and various unique buildings influenced by Hindu-Islamic styles.

Those are some tourist attractions in Ethiopia. There are still many of the best tourist destinations in Ethiopia that are worth visiting and exploring, including Semien National Park, Negahs Small Villages, Arthur Rimbaud’s House, Erte Ale Volcanic Crater, and also the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. So who says that if you come to Africa there is nothing interesting? Ethiopia has such an extraordinary place.

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