Asheton Maryam Monastery, Lalibela

4.4
#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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  • 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 »
  • Take half a day to hike up to Asheton Maryam Monastery. The stunning views from the top and all along the way would themselves be worth the mild exercise, but all along the way, you'll meet locals and...  more »
  • It is a unique place in a biblical world. It is not overrun by tourists. It is not only the architecture, but the society in which it is inserted.
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  • 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
  • For 200 birr per person plus 500 for a guide this church is a bit overprized. You can hike to the church from lalibella in around 1.5hrs. The scenery is amazing. Alternatively it is also possible to go via tuktuk or minibus
  • A great place. Anyway the effort worth there high to climb. You can rent but also an Essel and guide. Anyway a unique trip.
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