Fasilides BathNow after our amazing visit to the Fasil Ghebbi Royal Enclosure we where driven a short distance away to the famous Fasilides Bath. The bath (swimming pool) is only filled once a year and plays a huge role in the spiritual lives of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians in the celebration of Epiphany on 19th January every year.
The Baths are enclosed by a rock wall with towered gates, a walk around this wall will present many photographic opportunities. In the Bath itself there is a beautiful three-storied bathing palace that sits on solid columns high above the waterline. Climb down into the empty bath and have a walk around, you will be amazed at the depth of knowledge these guys had in architecture some 300 years ago.
So yes, this is a worthwhile stop over not only for the history and photographic opportunities but also the magnificent architecture.
All photographs have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com with the sole purpose of showcasing Fasilides Bath from our point of view.