Amazing World Heritage Sites in Ethiopia

Fasil Ghebi

There are at least nine UNESCO World Heritage sites in Ethiopia that complement Africa’s ancient creations.  They include;

  • Simien National Park
  • Lower Valley of the Awash
  • Lower Valley of the Omo
  • Aksum
  • Lalibela
  • Tiya
  • Fasil Ghebbi
  • Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
  • Konso Cultural Landscape

Simien National Park

Located in Amhara Region is Simien Mountains National Park, one of the first sites to be included in the list of World Heritage Sites in 1978. The park has spectacular landscape and it also plays host to some extremely rare animals that are endemic to Ethiopia such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and the Walia ibex.

Lower Valley of the Awash

The Lower Valley of Awash is found in Afar Regional State. Tremendous findings are registered in the area in search for human origin and evolution. The most spectacular discovery of Lucy paved the way for more achievements in the study of human origin. The Lower Valley of Awash was included in the list of World heritage sites in Ethiopia in 1980.

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