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The Ruins of Aksum

Axum, Ethiopia
+251 91 155 3405
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There are 1492 Oblisks in Tigray region most of them are found in Aksum.It is believed that they... read more

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Martha M
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If you are a history buff then this is the place for you. You will get to see and if you hire a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The remains of once powerful royal capital contain impressive tombs and stelae.
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Axum, Ethiopia
+251 91 155 3405
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are 1492 Oblisks in Tigray region most of them are found in Aksum.It is believed that they were built during the 3rd and 4th century.And the stellas were transported from a place called Gobo Dira.It is a mountain which was formed after volcanic eruption...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a history buff then this is the place for you. You will get to see and if you hire a guide hear the history of the Axumite kingdom. Very interesting place to visit.

Thank basfaw
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The obelisks are incredible! Just to have an idea, the famous ones from Luxor are 23 meters high. Those are 24, 26 and the one laying on the ground was 33! Just one stone carved 2000 years ago. Tombs below, as in Egypt. Don't miss...More

Thank ClaudioLouz
Reviewed 6 October 2017

It was a great experience in Axum which was owner of great civilization and trade center of the world in the 4 the century A.D. It is wonderful art how they show stone can be flexible for any design of goods and shelter. The tomb...More

Thank Александр Ф
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Interesting ruins, stalae and especially history. We used a guide from the official guide office (shared with another couple), which was worthwhile. Realize that eventhough the ruins and guide are not that expensive, you do have to pay extra fees for churches and monastries (and...More

Thank Yoka A
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Had high hopes for Axum but it turned out to be a bit boring. If you are short of time cut this from your itinerary as there are better things to see.

Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We bought our tickets from the ticketing office a little way from the obelisk field. The field itself doesn't have too much going on in terms of descriptions, so may be worth getting a guide. There is some repair work going on which sort of...More

Thank MC F
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing ruins of the ancient world. So much history and well reserved. Guide provided in the ticket. Make sure you go early so you can see the other ruins around the city. Helps if you have a car. Start here because the tickets for all...More

Thank Cristina D
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My travel to Aksum was with a group of pilgrims. I have narrated my experience on my YouTube channel "Jaunt Monkey". Aksum is among the top destinations of Ethiopia that portrays the history and heritage of the nation. Try visiting this place with a local...More

Thank EeJey
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It was really a very exhiting experience to see these huge stelae in such a good condition reminding og the egyptian stelae!

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Allison H
7 August 2015|
Response from Mervat S | Reviewed this property |
it is not expensive ... around 400 or 350 birr what equals less then 20 USD...yes u can just find them around hotels or the sites.. i was there last week .. u ll enjoy it