Ethiopia: Restoring a Historic City for Tourism

DEBRE TABOR - In a bid to attract tourists and augment income, Debre Tabor City is striving to restore its once glorious name through promoting tourism and investment, City's Mayor Abebe Embiale so disclosed.

He noted that the Debre Tabor is the first capital city in the modern history of Ethiopia as King Tewodros II chose it as a seat of his reign.

As a historic spot on the country's map, the city has eye-catching sites that lend pleasing moments for visitors, he said and recalled that the city is the birthplace of Empress Taitu and was also the source of king Tewodros II inspiration to unify Ethiopia through industrial revolution and knowledge transformation.

His administration is determined to give a kiss of life to the vision of emperor Tewodros II to develop a modern industrial village. "We need investors to support the achievement this historic duty," he said.

City Culture and Tourism Bureau, Tourism Destinations Development Expert Abebe Moges for his part noted that Debre Tabor houses several historic and religious tourism sites. The religious institutions have contained time-old facets of the society.

There are nine oldest churches that comprised of various parchment books, historic documents, and sacred artifacts like the holy cross and the likes, he said.

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Source: allAfrica