Top Attractions in Bahirdar
Located in North Ethiopia at 564kms North-West of Addis Ababa and at an elevation of 1,840 meters (6,036 foot) above sea level, Bahir Dar is a modern bustling commercial center set on the southern shore of Lake Tana, the largest body of water in Ethiopia and official source of the Blue Nile. Being one of the leading tourist destinations in Ethiopia, with a variety of attractions in the nearby Lake Tana and Blue Nile river. The city is known for its wide avenues lined with palm trees and a variety of colorful flowers. It is also considered one of the most beautiful, well planned, and safest cities.
In addition to hosting a fascinating traditional daily market and rich birdlife, Bahir Dar forms the obvious base for several day trips: to the multitude of atmospheric medieval monasteries dotted around the forested islands and peninsulas of Lake Tana, as well as to the sensational Blue Nile Falls.