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World's Most Dangerous Church : Abuna Yemata Guh - Tigray, Ethiopia

A visit to the rock-hewn churches of Tigray would be incomplete without paying a visit to Abuna Yemata Guh – famous for its location perched high up in the cliffs. 720 more words


Visiting Ancient Rock Churches Around Lalibela, Ethiopia

After you are through visiting the medieval rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia, it is recommended that you visit a few in the countryside.  I’ve visited a total of 5 during my two trips.   311 more words


Ethiopia:The Rock-Hewn Churches Of Lalibela - Photo Essay

This photo essay and description depicting “The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela”   were submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Ulf Krone at docugraphy

Lalibela is located on 2630 m of altitude, in the highlands of central Ethiopia, and is home to one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Rock-Hewn Churches of King Lalibela. 190 more words

Travel Photography

Ethiopia: Lalibela

Arrival by plane…


Asheton Hotel, only 200 Birr ~($10) per night…

The Rock-Hewn Churches

Special note: It is impossible to avoid the touts and begging children as you approach the churches.  391 more words


UNESCO's World Heritage Sites of Ethiopia

Written by Valentina Romano

Here we are, back again with our weekly column: “UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites of…”

Since we talked about South America, Europe and Asia a lot, we figured it was time to move our attention to Africa and focus on the beautiful Ethiopia. 337 more words


When King Lalibela went South

Ethiopia has such a rich cultural heritage with sites such as the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela or the walled city of Harar, that the church of Adadi Mariam in the vicinity of Addis hardly takes any notice. 699 more words