Bahir Dar is beautiful
city located in the northern part of Ethiopia, Amhara regional state. The city
is believed to be founded by Jesuits in the 17th
century. Bahir Dar
is one of the leading tourist destinations in Ethiopia, with a variety of
attractions in the nearby Lake Tana and Blue Nile River. The city is known for
its wide avenues lined with palm trees and a variety of colorful flowers. In
2002 it was awarded the UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize for addressing the
challenges of rapid urbanization.
The Blue Nile Falls or Tis Abay is about 35 km from Bahir
Dar. The water is a very nice sight, amazingly scenic. You can take a bus to
the village of Tis Abay, from which it is a 30-min walk to the falls.