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Fasiladas Bath Timket

Near Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 92 210 4897
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Lovely baths

This historical site is worth visiting. This was the emperor's bath and now it is an interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
A little piece of history

Ethiopia. Gondar. Fasil’s Bath. 17th century. Used as a holiday home for the Emperor and also for... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Herman B
Megab, Tigray, Ethiopia
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Near Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 92 210 4897
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historical site is worth visiting. This was the emperor's bath and now it is an interesting place to visit. We had a guide with us to tell us all about it and so we could envision it in use and how lovely it must...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Ethiopia. Gondar. Fasil’s Bath. 17th century. Used as a holiday home for the Emperor and also for religious purposes. Once a year it is filled with water for the Timkat celebration (Epiphany). After the water is blessed by the Bishop, the pool becomes a riot...More

Thank Herman B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This area is included in the entry for the royal enclosure. It is a little bit away from the main sights of town but if you've hired a guide and he can negotiate a little fee for the Bajaj to the site, then it is...More

Thank MC F
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Really lovely spot and interesting history. There was no one there but it would also be amazing to go during the festival!

Thank lbramley
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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 24 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

1  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
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