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“Great view, a bit of a look from the top over whole Addis, if smog permits” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Entoto Hill

Entoto Hill
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Addis Ababa
Type: Geologic Formations, Cultural
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“Great view, a bit of a look from the top over whole Addis, if smog permits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This was a great excurison, a trip up the mountains to get much better air than in the aglomeration called Addis.
However, the paradox is, to get there, you have to drive up a steep long winding road, and you breath soo many exhausts, dirt, etc that its a kind of health hazard to drive up at all!

Visited February 2014
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“A must on your next trip to Addis!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

There are no acceptable reasons not to go to Entoto. It is in close proximity to the city and the views are stunning!

Visited January 2014
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“Entoto Dec 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A place well worth visiting, the summer home of the Emperor and the birthplace of Addis, the small museum has many artefacts from the Emperor - costumes and gifts from world leaders of days gone by. The hill is also the site of an amazing church with octagonal walls and the inside has an octagonal sanctum where the priest preaches from. This is covered by amazing murals and well worth visiting. On the down side there are many poor women who have to haul bundles of wood on their backs all the way down the hill for a pittance, hard labour and I wish somebody would come up with a solution to improve their lives, they are treated worse than donkeys!

Visited December 2013
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“Breathtaking views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Fantastic view over Addis. High hills and valleys. Green and lush countryside. And there is a local market at the foot of the hill.

Visited December 2013
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“Best Views of Addis From Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

If you want to get the best views of Addis, this is the place to be. At night, the city looks very beautiful all lit up. There are traders at view points and you can purchase Ethiopian merchandise at very good prices - just bargain!

Visited December 2013
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