BahirDar

BahirDar
Lake Tana is one of the largest lakes in Ethiopia covering a total area of 2,156 sq km and it’s met by the world’s longest river which is the Blue Nile. BahirDar is home to many fascinating features such as: ancient monasteries that have been built in the islands of Lake Tana. Tis Isat (Tis Abay), the waterfall on the upper reaches of the Blue Nile which James Bruce, 18th-century explorer and traveller, described as “a magnificent sight, that ages, added to the greatest length of human life, would not efface or eradicate from my memory”. This thundering river fell some 45m, which is admired for the smoke it forms when touching the ground. The typical crafts made by the local community and colorful local Market at BahirDar is interesting to visitors.

The island still functions as a museum for the Oldest and Most Attractive Ethiopian’s magnificent art and treasures. Among the countless Monasteries the DAGA STEPHANO’S holds a significant place for its precious collection of world class antiques, it’s also the resting place for several Medieval Age Emperors and for its famous Frescoes (an ancient form of art, painted on walls by using water colors.)