Gishen Mariam

Gishen Mariam
Yearly on October 1” is celebrated St. Marry’s day in Gishen Mariam. It is such a historical cross-shaped landscape. The 15th century Ethiopian king, Emperor Zerea-Yaekob is said to have brought the piece of the “True Cross” here. Thousands of pilgrims come here to commemorate the occasion. You have to drive west of Dessie and mount the zig-zag road after crossing the Bishlo River to reach here. (Tour itinerary)

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