Labelia is home to the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ which has been officially recorded byUNESCO. Labelia is the holy land for Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians who frequently make a pilgrimage to see the 11 magnificent rock-hewn churches which date back to the twelfth century. The art displayed on the rocks is amazingly well preserved and is renowned for its historical significance.
Walking holidays in Ethiopia are unique precisely due to the breath-taking sites that you will come across frequently. It took King Labelia III his entire reign and more than 60,000 men to finish the magnificent rock-hewn churches. Local legend claims that the construction was assisted by angels. More cave churches built around the same period can be found just a short distance away.
Tourism and walking holidays in Ethiopia are just beginning to grow in popularity. The unspoilt landscape and culture makes this a truly one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed due to the amazing historical sites and the warm hospitality of the Ethiopians.