Bahir dar

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Bahir dar

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It's located on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile. Is more or less a modern Ethiopian town with wide avenues of palms.
The main attraction is the selection of Ethiopian Christian monasteries which are found on some 20 of Lake Tana's 37 islands. You can reach it renting a boat ride.
The monasteries date from the 16th and 17th centuries and They are simple huts decorated with colorful scenes from the Bible and lives of the saints.

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