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Fasiladas Bath Timket

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Address: Near Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia
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Swimming Pool of Emperor Fasiladas

This huge pool served as the royal swimming pool of Emperor Fasiladas - Founder of Gondar. Now, it is used for the religious ceremony of Timket held on January 18 and 19th... read more

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Muluken G
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This huge pool served as the royal swimming pool of Emperor Fasiladas - Founder of Gondar. Now, it is used for the religious ceremony of Timket held on January 18 and 19th. Visitors can visit this site, found about 3 km from the city centre, with the ticket price they paid for visiting the Castle Compound

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this as part of our guided tour - this took the hassle out of trying to find your own way round and sorted out the entrance fees and trying to get around with tuk tuks

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Thank Ann L
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful peaceful place to visit. There was some water in the pool - which made it look more atmpospheric. its worth a visit if you are in Gondar.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was reasonably interesting and is the Bath of King Fasilides. During Timkat (Ethiopian Epiphany) in January, the nearby river is diverted to fill an area of the bath the size of a swimming pool. Worshippers then plunge into the water in a re-enactment of the baptism of Christ. There was still some water left in the bath from the... More 

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Thank Jackie H
Warwickshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty setting and must be impressive for the main festivals. But when we were there it was just a bit of dirty water in the bath Not really worth it for us

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Thank Kimlet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first we were unsure if we should come here, but because it is included in the castle ticket (200 birr per person) and we've had the time, we walked from the castle to the baths. Interesting and easy, maybe 30 minutes. You don't need a tuk tuk. We were surprised by this place. The bath is really worth seeing,... More 

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Thank Nora W
Modiin, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cool site, in particular when one understands what happens there during the holiday of Timket. Worth visiting to get a better sense of local culture and religion.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place for a short visit. It most be really beautiful when completely filled with water. I believe they do this during their holiday season. I really fell in love with the overgrown, huge tree roots around the Fasiladas. Reminded me of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Great for picture taking.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Fasil bath is also known as the swimming pool of Fasil, it is located in Gonder town, it is a rectangular swimming pool and it got have a vacation house in the middle of the pool also it is surrounded by big trees where you can see their big roots too, this place is available for tourists, the well-known... More 

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Thank MickyEthio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The light is most beautiful then. We walked here from the piazza then got a tuk tuk (20 birr) back. The most beautiful thing to see honestly is how the trees have grown into the walls, with serpentine roots draped over them. I can imagine this would be an amazing place to visit around Timkat. For me, it was just... More 

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