14 Best Places in Ethiopia‎ you shouldn’t miss

8. Tigray

The Tigray district is breath-taking to visit, with over 140 cliff churches carved into the rock, dating between the 4th and 11th centuries. (There could be as many as 200 churches, many still being practised in).
The Gheralta Mountains form a backdrop to this area of scattered monasteries and shrines that are also of biblical interest. Around 95% of Tigrayans practise Ethiopian Christianity and unlike other African countries that where influenced by colonial era Europeans, Ethiopia was influenced far earlier through the Mediterranean world from the 4th century – even earlier than some parts of Europe!