Ethiopia has been chosen as one of the world’s top tourist destinations for a few years now, but a lot of Filipinos have yet to discover its wonders. The best way to get there is via Ethiopian Airlines, which flies from Manila to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, three times weekly.
In 2015, Ethiopia was recognized as such by the European Council Tourism and Trade (ECTT) and earlier this year by Lonely Planet. Lauded for its extraordinary beauty, rich culture, and phenomenal landscapes, Ethiopia will really sweep visitors of their feet.
Recognizing the Filipinos love for Instagram-worthy travel photos, Ethiopian Airlines shares with us top three must-see mystical locations and beautiful landscapes to visit in Ethiopia. These locations are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, important locations legally protected by the United Nations.
Lalibela. The first thing you remember when you hear about Ethiopia would probably be the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. This 13th-century ‘New Jerusalem’ remains a place of Ethiopian Christianity, highly respected for pilgrimage and devotion.
Gondar. Among Ethiopia’s most memorable and thought-provoking destinations is Gondar, the “Camelot” of Africa. Structures built by kings during the 17th century, Gondar is an iconic testament of what once was a strong African Empire. Within its walled city is the Royal Enclosure, otherwise known as Fasil Ghebbi. Composed of beautiful stone castles and banquet halls, it a place where princes and princesses once strolled, its future seeing no less than 44 astonishing churches and a number of monasteries and other buildings built by succeeding emperors.
Among these components include the Castle of Emperor Fasilides, the Castle of Emperor Iyasu, the Library of Tzadich Yohannes, the Chancellery of Tzadich Yohannes, the Castle of Emperor David, the Palace of Mentuab, and the Banqueting Hall of the Emperor Bekaffa.
Axum. For travelers around the world, Axum is truly a sight to see. Among the most sacred destinations in the world, it is said to house the Ark of the Covenant, containing the Ten Commandments or Tablets of Law, significant biblical symbols in Christian religion. Ruled by Christians since the 4th century, it is known to be the historical and religious heart of Ethiopia.
Visit these beautiful locations this 2017! Ethiopian Airlines now offers online booking services for flights between USA, UK and all online points in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Flying three times weekly from Manila to Addis Ababa, passengers can easily begin their dream African adventure with Ethiopian Airlines.
For more information, please visit www.ethiopianairlines.com or call (02) 848 0978 or (02) 522 4869.
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