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Bahir Dar

Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana. A pleasant climate, lush vegetation, and picturesque lakeside make trips to Bahar Dar popular with both local and foreign travelers. Boating on the lake, dotted with remote island monasteries, and trips to the scenic Blue Nile waterfalls are staples of a Bahar Dar itinerary, while the city itself features vibrant marketplaces, handicraft shops, and a series of cafes, bars, and restaurants, often with captivating lakefront views. Make Bahir Dar central to your Ethiopia travel plans using our Ethiopia trip builder site.
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Popular things to do in Bahir Dar

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Lake Tana
Water Body
Lake Tana
Duration: 4 hours
Azwa Mariam Monastery
Religious Site
Azwa Mariam Monastery
Duration: 3 hours
Monastery of Debre Mariam ©
Monastery of Debre Mariam
Duration: 3 hours
Lions Art Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Lions Art Gallery
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Bahir Dar

Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls Amhara Region
Duration: 4 hours
Ura Kidane Mihret ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ura Kidane Mihret Amhara Region
Duration: 3 hours

Places to visit with Bahir Dar