Azwa Mariam Monastery, Bahir Dar

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Based on an island on Lake Tana, Azwa Mariam Monastery serves as a small monastery known for its paintings that share biblical stories. Explore the interior panels of colorful murals, and hire a tour guide if you want more information and detailed stories about each painting. To reach this attraction, you'll need to hire a boat across the lake and pay a fee to enter. Also be aware that many vendors here will try to sell you souvenirs, and women may or may not be able to enter the monastery. Using our world travel planner, Bahir Dar attractions like Azwa Mariam Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We first walked from the boat dock to the monastery - seeing monkeys and wild coffee and meeting some villagers along the way. That was a great way to then come to the monastery in what felt like the ...  more »
  • easily walkable from the boat dock. I was lucky that the tourist stalls were all closed. If they are all open then it would certainly be a less pleasant walk through the trees. Lovely monastery and so...  more »
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