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The Ruins of Aksum

Axum, Ethiopia
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Interesting ruins, stalae and especially history. We used a guide from the official guide office... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yoka A
Not the best

Had high hopes for Axum but it turned out to be a bit boring. If you are short of time cut this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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The remains of once powerful royal capital contain impressive tombs and stelae.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Georgios B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I stopped in Axum for just 1-2 hours during a trip across northern Ethiopia in August 2014, so this review will be brief. First, if you are a foreign visitor, expect to pay much more than a local visitor (common practice in the country). The...More

1  Thank JKaninda07
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The place has undoubtedly amazing history but little in way of presentations. We have to rely much on narration of the guide and some imagination.

1  Thank Eric L
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went to this as part of a guided tour included in our trip of Ethiopia well worth getting a guide as with all things in Ethiopia Plenty of history that I was unaware of

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the top sight in Axum and there is plenty to see and consume. There are several large obelisks and a small museum. Be prepared as its hot!

Thank livinglifetothefull1
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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