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Addis ababa Travel Guide  

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Addis Ababa, capital and largest city of Ethiopia, is located at the geographic heart of the nation in the mountainous Shawa Province, at the foot of Mount Entoto.
Addis Ababa, which means "New Flower" in Amharic, was founded in 1896 by Emperor Menelik II, and the city is the last in a succession of capitals of the great Abyssinian empire dating back to the pre-Christian Axum.
Today Addis Ababa is a huge metropolis of 4 million people where modern buildings and wide open boulevards stand side by side with historic churches, palaces and monuments, as well as simple country-style huts.
The city is served by the modern Bole International Airport and it has a railway connection with Djibouti.
Modern Addis Ababa also plays host to many international organizations, including the OAU, the Economic Commission for Africa, and other multi-national bodies, who all have their headquarters here.

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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Addis Ababa is really full of interesting things and spots just waiting to be visited: The Menelik Mausoleum, built in 1911 to house the tomb of Emperor Menelik II it also includes the graves of members of his... more family and the Emperor Haile Selassie. The Ethnological Museum, very interesting. The National Museum, houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artefacts showing the history of Ethiopia from prehistoric times to the modern day. The famous 3.5 million year old skeleton of 'Lucy' is conserved here. Trinity Cathedral was built in 1941, to a European design, in commemoration of Ethiopia's liberation from Italian occupation. St. George's Cathedral, built in 1896 in the traditional octagonal shape by the Emperor Menelik II to commemorate his victory at Adwa, it is dedicated to the national saint of Ethiopia. Mount Entoto from where an incredible panorama can be enjoyed.
samrawit Kebede
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Addis Ababa is getting biger by days. More people, more cars more shops, more appartments. But the sad part is there is no public car parking and there is no public play ground for kids. Only buildings, even those building... more they don't have enough underground parking for their tenants. There should be a regulation for each appartments or shops to build enough parking for each unit also for each Kebele there should be play ground for kids.
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Sam
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia. It has a great weather with around 23c on average. You will find mixture of modern and cultural places and people. Good food and great coffee with special Ethiopian coffee ceremony. It... more is safe to move around. You can find accommodation with any sort of budget, from cheap ones to classy 5 and 4 star hotels.
BEKELE
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : There are many tourist destination areas in and around Addis. many tourist have been visiting many tourist attraction areas around Addis, so U are also invite to visit tourism areas few km to south west on Jima road like Melka... more kunture(pale o-anthropological site),Adad maryam hewn church,Tiya Stelae,Negash Lodge(in woliso town),Wonchi high land crater lake and Silasse historical church cave
Lemma Dugo
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Really it is very nice and largest city from Africa's city. And it also ancient city. A place where i want to live is one is it Addis A. IT WAS Established during MENELIK II REGIME in 1896. Now it... more services as the host of AOU AND OTHERS INTERNATIONAL OFFICES. IT ALSO RESIDENTS OF MANY NATION NATIONALITIES OF IN AND OUT SIDE COUNTRY.
SARA ALEMAYEHU
Level 8     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : DONT MISS THE FAST GROWING CITY AND THE LOVEABLE PEOPLE LIVING AROUND AND THE TRADITIONAL CITY DONT MISS OUT IN THE FUCHER ADDIS ABABA WILL BE THE BIG WORLD FROM AFRICA THATS BICOUSE SO MANY FORIGENERS ARE LIVING IN THE... more CITY AND THEY HAVE SO MANY TRADISIONS SO THATS MAKE ADDIS ABABA BEUTIFULL AND WANT TO LOOK AFTER WE LOVE ADDIS AND WE HOPE YOU LOVE HER RIGHT AWAY WHEN YOU SEE AS WELL
Jonathan Samuel
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : I have experience Addis Ababa last February and am so surprised in its transformation for development. There in Addis i have met KING DAWIT TOURS ETHIOPIA as my facilitator and guide. i would like to appreciate his professionalism and hospitablity.... more I recommend you all to see the amazing city as like her name New Flower.
James wroblewski
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Great adventure and a beautiful city. Fantastic food, entertainment, shopping and tourist attractions. Fantastic historical locations both within and outside the city. Found it easy to walk around without being hassled. The taxis are very accessible and easy to use.... more Was able to get around the large city quite easily.
Legese Begashaw Mr.
Level 10     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : The city of Addis Ababa is busy and lots of constructions is going on. The older parts of the city is being replaced by new buildings and the architecture is ugly: a mishmash of all foreign buildings. One needs to... more go to those classic route destinations to see our own ancient and medieval buildings.
bekele
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Dear tourists Addis is heart of Ethiopia. Every thing which exist in Ethiopia is mainly from Addis Ababa. So you should visit it to know Athiopia at all. Know ethiopia is completely changing and this change is seen almost in... more Addis. We are growing fast come and visit us it will be admiring thing for you. Thank you
Not to be missed road , Au , Grand palace
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