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Imagine it full of water

Once a year this ancient site is transformed into an enormous communal baptism. The rest of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andersons103
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Kinver, West Midlands, UK
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A bath worthy of a King

Yet another of Gondar's gems, an engineering marvel hearing how the bath was filled. Seeing the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle and the pool are quite impressive but except that there is nothing else to see.
The place is peaceful and the free roots of the trees are amazing

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once a year this ancient site is transformed into an enormous communal baptism. The rest of the year it is interesting, peaceful and a little scruffy. Include it in your Gondar tour

Thank Andersons103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet another of Gondar's gems, an engineering marvel hearing how the bath was filled. Seeing the Bath during the festival must surely be a spectacle!

Thank James H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see how each ruler had to build their own palace and how small the palaces were: just a few rooms, Interesting to find out where all the servants lived. Their properties clearly did not survive.

Thank David K D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely baths with amazing banyan and fig trees growing within the walls. Lots of birdlife . Definitely worth a visit

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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Included in the ticket for the castles, this is also a must visit, preferably with a guide given its magnificent history!

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

This is very quiet and peaceful. we did as part of a day tour. it was not crowded. not worth doing on own unless really pressed for time but tickets cannot be bought at site but at castle I think. the fig tree roots are amazing.

Thank Michel
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Outside the festival the place is quiet and peaceful. Great spot for photography. Although I'm far from spiritual, the place does hold a certain magical allure.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

The festival that uses this bath once a year must be quite special. Great history and worth it as part of a royal enclosure trip. A guide needed to get the most out of the experience.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

This is a fascinating piece of Ethiopian church history and still in use today. Originally conceived as a major baptisimal site, it is still used today for religious ceremomnies.

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