Asheton Maryam Monastery, Lalibela

4.5
#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
Home to only one priest, Asheton Maryam Monastery sits hidden in a rocky mountain. You have to hike to reach it, but when you get there the priest will welcome you and show the sacred items held in the monastery, including an illustrated Bible. On the way up, you'll pass through farming fields that the villagers use for growing plants and vegetables. You can interact with the locals and perhaps share a meal with them. Plan my day in Lalibela using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • There are two options available.... 1. a 2.5-3hr trek to the church 2. get driven then climb the last little bit We did the hike as we weren't told about the vehicle option which is a shame because 6 ...  more »
  • I went by bajaj /tuk tuk up to the top of the mountain road and then walked with my guide for about 2 kms up to the monastery. The views are spectacular. We stopped half way for some local coffee. Def...  more »
  • The hike and climb to this Monastery was difficult. Just take your time and enjoy the views. Be careful of the small children - they will offer to help you up the mountain but in the end will DEMAND M...  more »
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  • Definitely worth hiking up here for the views; you don't need a guide just follow the locals walking up. It's a safe path or you can walk the road. If you want to enter the Monastery, it's a steep 350 Birr...
  • Nice place
  • Love haile Selassie I Jah Rastafari !!!!
  • Amazing location for a little monastery, it’s worth the Climb here. The rocky mountaintop of this sacred mountain is beautiful and the 360° view of the surroundings spectacular.
  • More impressive than the Grand Canyon
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