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Fasiladas Bath Timket

Near Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia
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Interesting history & culture!

Definitely a place to visit with the helpful services of a guide! Our guide was able to tell us... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheryl T
Cool Place

I'd seen this place in documentaries. Being there to see this place in person was pretty cool. I... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Larry W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a place to visit with the helpful services of a guide! Our guide was able to tell us about the history and about the events that still go on here which made it much more interesting and meaninful. Without a guide, there's no information...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I'd seen this place in documentaries. Being there to see this place in person was pretty cool. I visited in the dry season, but I imagine the place would be chaotic during the Timket festival, which might be great to witness.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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,...More

1  Thank Muluken G
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 7 March 2017 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...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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

Thank Kimlet
Reviewed 28 February 2017 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...More

Thank Nora W
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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.

Thank LyanaModiin_Israel
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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....More

Thank trvlbufElmhurst
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