Asheton Maryam Monastery, Lalibela

#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
Church · Tourist Spot
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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  • We set off from our hotel really early, so as not to be hiking in the middle of the day. Wandering along the road, we passed many children working in the fields, and there were fantastic views all...  more »
  • At the top of a mountain, it is a 30-minute walk fro where most visitors are dropped off. The path is occasionally rocky and steep but very manageable, even at the altitude, and not so narrow to...  more »
  • 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

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