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The Ruins of Aksum

Axum, Ethiopia
+251 91 155 3405
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Cooler than Gondor

The massive broken stella, and the massive one still standing are the coolest. These things are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ilovecorndogs
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Lausanne, Switzerland
great ruins

You can see the locals have embrassed the ruins as a tourist destination. Well maintained grounds... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
travelgrumpy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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The remains of once powerful royal capital contain impressive tombs and stelae.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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Axum, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The massive broken stella, and the massive one still standing are the coolest. These things are super old, and there are basically no tourists here to see them! I had a better time here than in Gondor. Very impressive

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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can see the locals have embrassed the ruins as a tourist destination. Well maintained grounds, guides in the small museum, we're not the nuseum people but found this very interesting. For sure worth a visit when in Axum

Thank travelgrumpy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine , the largest monolithic creation on Planet Earth !!! The surrounding underground graves are a wonder to behold with precision stone work and a mysterious hollow stone tomb with no obvious entry point. A knowledgeable guide is essential as otherwise you will pass by...More

Thank Egpos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with any historical site of this type you get the most out by reading up on the site before you go or having a guide (I had a guide). The tall solid stone carvings are clearly impressive with the "fallen one" clearly showing they...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed December 1, 2017

There are many guides to chose from, but we were glad we chose "Zeray" (zeraytheaxum1@gmail.com) as he never disappointed us. He maximized our time each day, meeting us at the airport, and then starting our tour driving out of town through outstanding countryside to visit...More

Thank marblau
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

There are 1492 Oblisks in Tigray region most of them are found in Aksum.It is believed that they were built during the 3rd and 4th century.And the stellas were transported from a place called Gobo Dira.It is a mountain which was formed after volcanic eruption...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed November 3, 2017

If you are a history buff then this is the place for you. You will get to see and if you hire a guide hear the history of the Axumite kingdom. Very interesting place to visit.

Thank basfaw
Reviewed October 12, 2017

The obelisks are incredible! Just to have an idea, the famous ones from Luxor are 23 meters high. Those are 24, 26 and the one laying on the ground was 33! Just one stone carved 2000 years ago. Tombs below, as in Egypt. Don't miss...More

Thank ClaudioLouz
Reviewed October 6, 2017

It was a great experience in Axum which was owner of great civilization and trade center of the world in the 4 the century A.D. It is wonderful art how they show stone can be flexible for any design of goods and shelter. The tomb...More

Thank Александр Ф
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Interesting ruins, stalae and especially history. We used a guide from the official guide office (shared with another couple), which was worthwhile. Realize that eventhough the ruins and guide are not that expensive, you do have to pay extra fees for churches and monastries (and...More

Thank Yoka A
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Response from Mervat S | Reviewed this property |
it is not expensive ... around 400 or 350 birr what equals less then 20 USD...yes u can just find them around hotels or the sites.. i was there last week .. u ll enjoy it
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