Fasiladas Bath Timket, Gonder

4.2
Enjoy a stroll through the scenic gardens at Fasiladas Bath Timket, a large rectangular pool used for baptism in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. A stone summer house (built as a summer residence for royalty) overlooks the water, surrounded by a green park. The pool is filled with water once a year for the country's most important festival, making it the final destination of Ethiopia's colorful holiday procession, the Timket, emulating Christ's baptism. Plan to visit Fasiladas Bath Timket during your Gonder vacation using our convenient Gonder tour planner .
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  • The bus stops outside the old town in a wild park. Through a gate we walk into a garden. Now you see a single-storey building some distance away. Oh no, when we get closer we clear, you didn't see through another wall, here a two-storey building was placed in a water basin. Since the small water castle has not yet been completely renovated, you cannot go in. In the basin, after all, there is enough water to wade around in it. The ancient Banyan trees have slammed their roots so deep into the ground, this seems a haunted place. I sit a bit and dream! -It is hard to believe that once a year, thousands plunge into the well-filled basin for the Timkal Festival, the feast of the baptism of Jesus Christ on January 19!
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  • They were the baths of the Emperor Fasilidas founder of the city in 1635. Here are celebrated the ceremonies of the general baptism of the city Timkat and other days "public swimming pool"! Particular construction.
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