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Ethiopia's Major Tourist Attractions

Ethiopia's Major Tourist Attractions

Located in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is inexhaustible sources of wonders for travelers- a sprawling country of ancient African civilization, colorful festivals, spectacular landscapes, unique wildlife, diverse tribal culture and much more. Ethiopia is old ….old, beyond imaginations, dating back to the very beginnings of mankind. It is also the land of Queen of Sheba, a place of legendary rulers, fabulous kingdoms in ancient histories.

With more than 80 different ethnic groups living together with a tradition as old as humanity itself, Ethiopia is a melting pot of cultures Mother Nature was in a playful mood when she created Ethiopia, the result is a land that varies greatly from one region to the other.

It is completely a land of contrasts and extremes; a land of remote and wild places. Some of the highest and most stunning places on the African continent are found here, such as the jaggedly carved Simien Mountains, one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites - and some of the lowest, such as the hot but fascinating Danakil Depression, with its sulfur fumaroles and lunar-like landscape. These diverse ecosystem is a safe haven for different endemic fauna and flora.

The following are the major attractions of Ethiopia.

A Land of Discovery Ethiopia is the earliest known home of humankind. A skeleton of an older human ancestor Australopithecus Afarensis was discovered in 1974 in the Afar region. Anthropologists have established that the skeleton covering 40% of the human body had belonged to a twenty-years-old female that lived 3.5 million years ago.

Ethiopia is one of the world's great crossroads, where the people's and cultures of Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean have been interacting for thousands of Years. The resulting ethnic and cultural diversity has given rise to many unique and dynamic visual traditions.   The strong religious setting, celebrations, and festivals play an important part in every ones daily life. Church ceremonies are a major…

Ethiopia is a land of natural contrasts, from the tops of the rugged Simien Mountains to the depths of the Danakil Depression, at 120 meters below sea level one of the lowest dry land points on earth. The cornucopia of natural beauty that blesses Ethiopia offers an astonishing variety of attractions. xNaturelandscapes: Afro-Alpine highlands soaring to around 4,300 meters, moors and mountains, the splendor of…

Ethiopia, the oldest independent nation in Africa, has a heritage dating back to the first century AD. Traders from Greece, Rome, Persia and Egypt knew of the riches of what is now Ethiopia, and by the first century AD, Axum was the capital of a great empire. This realm became one of the first Christian lands of Africa. Late in the 10th Century, Axum declined…

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