The 8th wonder of the world
In remote and inaccessible mountains of Wollo nearly two thousand miles high, there is a town of unique churches cut from solid rock.
These monolithic churches were carved out from the natural volcanic rock of the earth down surface. Elaborately shaped with intricate designs, the 11 main churches are a delight for tourists and archaeologists alike. The churches are certainly among man’s most impressive monumental feats.
These 11 rock-hewn churches, being distinctive in style, are set in three groups trisected by a river called Jordanos.
Unbelievably these churches are interconnected by scores of passageways, tunnels and secret entrances which give the region an air of mystery.