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Aksum City tourThe tour includes the main stelea park. These famed granite obelisks are relics of this time and have gained UNESCO World Heritage site status. The tallest, the Great stelea, has fallen and broken into six massive pieces, but when standing was 33 meters (108 feet) tall and weighed about five hundred twenty tones and other remarkable pre –Christian monuments. We continue the city tour, visiting the swimming pool of Queen of Sheba , Ezana Inscription, a tomb of King Kaleb and his son King Gebremeskel , Queen of Sheba’s palace; the legendary ruler of the south. As well as St. Mary Zion church and the Ark of the Covenant. O/n Aksum Sabean Hotel
After breakfast, drive via the dramatic mountain of Adwa to visit the temple of Yeha, dating from the 8th to 7th centuries BC, and thought to be the capital of pre-Axumite civilization and the museum. Afterward, drive another hour to see the famous and oldest monastery of Debre Damo and stop on the way in Adigrat for a lunch then drive to Hawzien .O/n Gherealta LodgeDrive 12km to the west of Hawzien to see the famous church of Abune Yemata built by one of the nine saints, according to the clergymen 6thc A.D, truly adventure place with a panoramic view and best paintings .O/n Gherealta lodge
Gherealta ChurchesAfter breakfast, drive to see Mariam Korkor and Daniel Korkor takes more than an hour of walking but is enjoyable and has the best view. O/n Wukro lodge
Your PlanIn the morning visit Abune Abrham church, an hour walking from the main road, great view, ancient church and beautiful paintings. On the way back, visit the oldest, unique church of Abreha we Atsibeha the final rest place of King Ezana and Sizana. Stop in Wukro for lunch, in the afternoon, visit Yohannes IV museum in Mekelle. O/n Mekelle Planet Hotel