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Ethiopia North (Tigray region and Tigray Rock Churches)
Tigray is very northern part of Ethiopia. The region is reach in historical, archaeological and religious attractions. The stele of Axum, the temple of Yeha, and many monasteries are found in Tigry region. Over 125 rock hewn churches are recorded with Tigray-alone. These churches date from 4th-15th century. Most of them are visited around the Gera-Alta chained mountains. Others are found in eastern and southern Tigray. Abreha-We-Atsbeha, Wukro Chercko churches are hewn in the 4th century. There are some pre Christian period hewn templates too. Special programs can be arranged to visit the Tigray Rock Churches either on surface or camping even up to 2 - 3 weeks. Otherwise a two or three days addition to the classical route itineraries can be nice to pay a visit of these churches.
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Ethiopia South (Ethiopian Omo Valley)
The Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia is a little visited area of Ethiopia containing some of the most colorful tribes and ethnic groups. The fascinating costumes, colorful ceremonies and celebrations, arts, crafts, music and dance of the Benna, the Hamer, the Mursi and Arbore people are very special.
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Discover Ethiopia (The Historic Route of Ethiopia)
Ethiopia is a country of numerous interesting and wonderful tourist attractions. There are eight world heritage sites representing nature, architecture, archaeology, prehistory, art, culture and many more. Most of these attractions are located in the northern part of Ethiopia and it is usually called the Historic Route of Ethiopia. It encompasses the history of Ethiopia from its early beginnings to modern day. A history that stretches back to the time of prehistoric man; to the 3,000 year old history of Axum; the 12th century churches of Lalibela, and the medieval castles of Gondar and the churches and monasteries on the islands of Lake Tana are included in this route.