Asheton Maryam Monastery, Lalibela

4.4
#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
Home to only one priest, Asheton Maryam Monastery sits hidden in a rocky mountain. You have to hike to reach it, but when you get there the priest will welcome you and show the sacred items held in the monastery, including an illustrated Bible. On the way up, you'll pass through farming fields that the villagers use for growing plants and vegetables. You can interact with the locals and perhaps share a meal with them. Plan my day in Lalibela using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Not far from Lalibela. With the tuk for about 500 birr for round trip. For that, 350 birr p.P. and as a guide, I recommend Happy from Happy Ethiopians tour. I am happy to pass on the contact details-he organizes the ride and everything for you! You can also ask for him in the place-everyone knows him!
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  • We climbed from the base of Ashatam Maryam church to the church. It was hard work. There was a sheer precipice at the side of a narrow path. We met lots of pilgrims who had come from all over this cou...  more »
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  • Definitely worth hiking up here for the views; you don't need a guide just follow the locals walking up. It's a safe path or you can walk the road. If you want to enter the Monastery, it's a steep 350 Birr...
  • Nice place
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