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Fasiladas Bath Timket

Near Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 91 815 6611
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peaceful, amazing fig trees

This is very quiet and peaceful. we did as part of a day tour. it was not crowded. not worth doing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michel
,
France
At any time worth your visit

Outside the festival the place is quiet and peaceful. Great spot for photography. Although I'm far... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
SanderJanneke
,
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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“tree roots” (15 reviews)
“once a year” (8 reviews)
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Near Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia
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+251 91 815 6611
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"royal enclosure"
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"interesting place"
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"tuk tuk"
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"massive trees"
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"nearby river"
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"beautiful peaceful place"
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"religious ceremony"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is very quiet and peaceful. we did as part of a day tour. it was not crowded. not worth doing on own unless really pressed for time but tickets cannot be bought at site but at castle I think. the fig tree roots are...More

Thank Michel
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Outside the festival the place is quiet and peaceful. Great spot for photography. Although I'm far from spiritual, the place does hold a certain magical allure.

1  Thank SanderJanneke
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The festival that uses this bath once a year must be quite special. Great history and worth it as part of a royal enclosure trip. A guide needed to get the most out of the experience.

Thank TheTrailingSpouse
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a fascinating piece of Ethiopian church history and still in use today. Originally conceived as a major baptisimal site, it is still used today for religious ceremomnies.

Thank jaral1202158
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

They just finished the restauration ! It s nice , if you already visit Siem Reap you ll find one common point ! Most of this former Pleasure Palace pool is empty except around mid January when ITVs become an holy place I just showed...More

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This 16thC bathhouse is worth a visit. It was built by King Fasilida, not for bathing but for mass baptizing. And, believe it or not, it is still in use. Each year on Timkat (January 19th), people flock to Gondar for the mass baptizing ritual....More

Thank Ilse020
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

it's for visiting the entourage, with a wall of special trees roots, the place gets significance for the importance of Timket celebration with the artificial lake around, it is not very well kept

Thank martingomez2014
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The building was closed and the grounds of most of the buildings were in the same condition. Very interesting place, a window to the xvii century. Glad I visited, the #1 attraction of the town.

Thank Etienne T
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It's a big pool by any standard and of course constructed to impress. The bath house reached by a bridge has balconies from which the king could address his people even when taking a relaxing bath! The bath house style is the same as the...More

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

A bath house on top of a big water reservoir. The house is close so you can not go inside and there is no water. Only during Timket holiday in Ethiopia, they open the water channel to fill up the reservoir and big celebration occurs.

Thank omidhaka
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