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Lalibela, Ethiopia.

africandiversity: “Lalibela, Ethiopia’s rock-hewn Bet Gabriel-Rufael church. Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia’s.

Inside Of a Rock Hewn Church, Lalibela .Ethiopia

Pre-impact architecture Inside Of a Rock Hewn Church, Lalibela .

Church of Saint George, Lalibela Ethiopia. Ever since I saw it on The Amazing Race years ago(season 6) , Ive wanted to go!

World Heritage Rock-Hewn Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country.

Rock cut Buddhist temples in central China. "Rock cut" means it was carved into the existing rock face. Technically, it's a piece of sculpture.

One of my trips to India must include this place. The rock hewn temple of Kailasa in Ajanta Ellora cave area, India.

Ancient History - Antiquity - Archeaology Great-Mosque-of-Samarra-in-Samarra-Iraq

The Minaret of Samarra is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque is one of the largest in the world, and was built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil . The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge.

Spices - Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Travel junkies love this place

A spice market in Addis Ababa. Some of these will make berbere paste, used in Ethiopian cooking.

Gondar: The Camelot of Africa

The Fasilides Castle, Gondar, Ethiopia: The Camelot of Africa

One of the top places to visit in northern Ethiopia: Lalibela, a UNESCO world heritage site where the churches are carved from the earth.

Lalibela--another one of the oldest churches carved out of a single humongous rock