Ethiopia is a beautiful, diverse and exciting country - we'd love to share it with you.
The rock-hewn church of Adadi Maryam is the southernmost rock-church in Ethiopia. Attributed to the 12th century King Lalibela, it can be visited as a day trip from Addis Ababa.
The celebrated Monastery of Debre Libanos founded by the 13th century saint Tekle-Haymanot can easily be accessed from Addis Ababa. The cave where the saint used to pray standing on one foot is still in use. The modern church built by Emperor Haile Sillasse in 1960 has interesting stained-glass windows.
Situated only 50 kilometers south of Addis Ababa Melka Kunture is a Stone Age site dates back to 1.5 -1.7 million years. The sites where discoveries of stone tools and fossils have been made are open to visitors.
The 12th century Tiya graveyard south of Addis Ababa has a collection of decorated stone grave markers. The motifs carved on the stelae are thought to hint about the identity of the people buried underneath. The site is one of UNESCO World Heritages in Ethiopia.