Axum was the centre of the powerful trading Axumite Kingdom. At it’s most prevalent during the 3rd-6th centuries AD with influences in Arabia, Asia and the Mediterranean, it was also the founding place of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the 4th Century.
In this sedate town of cobbled streets, date palms and camels some of Ethiopia’s most important historical and religious artefacts can be found, the stand out sights being the Stelae Park, a field of giant mysterious obelisks, a ruined palace attributed to the Queen of Sheba and a church housing the original Ark of the Covenant.
Accommodation: Budget $4-$12
Travel: Bajaj $0.70 a trip avg.
Meals $1.70- $5