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blue-nile-1.gif (31091 bytes) Tis Abay

Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile which floats from there to the Soudan. Just 30 kilometers outside of Bahir Dar are the famous Bleu Nile Falls. In Ethiopia they call it Tisissat, which means "Water that Smokes".

    On the islands in the lake are 15th century Monasteries. One of them can only be visited by men. The mural paintings in their churches represents beautifull pieces of religious art. The moncks show you their treasures and religious manuscripts, written in Geez on goat and horse skin. Transport is done on small wooden rafts but tourist can make a tour with small boats. Bahir Dar is a city with many shops, bars and small hotels. In some cafees is live traditional music were musicians play the harp and sing.

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