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The Oldest Standing Structure in Ethiopia

This is a must see attraction some 25 kms from Adwa. It has a museum with a collection of relics... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Addis Ababa
Worth a detour

Drove off the main road and through a very busy village. It was market day so there were lots of... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Jackie H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Yeha Village, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is a must see attraction some 25 kms from Adwa. It has a museum with a collection of relics and religious books.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Summary: Not worth a visit for the price you pay to go there! In a small village far from Axum (I think it was 45 km) this monastery as an attraction you come to specifically or on the way to Mekale. The compound is surrounded...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Yeha is definitely worth a visit, especially if you have made it all the way to Axum. You cannot get a full view of the history of this area without Yeha, and the archeological work and treasures at Yeha are fantastic. Thanks especially to the...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were lucky enough to visit Yeha when some German & Italian archaeologists were working there and they told us so much about about the site that is still under excavation. Remarkably well cut stone, perfect jointing and plumb walls. A seven story house that...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Drove off the main road and through a very busy village. It was market day so there were lots of people and animals about. We walked up some quite rocky terrain and steps to get to Yeha Temple which is supposed to be the oldest...More

1  Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Location - A small detour from the main road from Axum to Adigrat - about 15 minutes drive. Archeology - ancient temple with intact walls. Approximately 3500 years old - so the oldest building in the whole of Africa, bar Egyptian civilisation. Remarkably well cut...More

Thank Business-traveller4
Reviewed 4 April 2016

While the temple is under needed renovation to keep it intact, it is still worth visiting. There is a small museum on site that offers some interesting archaeological finds that you must visit. The monks will bring out books over 1000 years old for viewing.

1  Thank Kcdavid100
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The temple itself is still under renovations with large scaffolds around it and the interior. Without a guide, I can't say I felt or understood much at all looking at the temple, nor was there any specific carvings or details that were nice. The little...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stopped at this site on our way from Axum to Hawzen with the Amazing Ethiopia historical Tour and we had the opportunity to see some archaeological work in progress and communicate with the workers . The site is maybe the oldest one in Ethiopia...More

Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I visited Yeha, an old temple near Axum. It is interesting to see a site so much earlier than the others, though since it is covered in scaffolding (and of metal rather than wood as usually seen in these parts) the effect is generally spoilt....More

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