Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia located
north of the beautiful town Bair Dar. Nature favored town shoring to share of
Lake Tana. Lake Tana has an area of 3647-3673 km2, 75 kilometers
stretching north to South and 60 kilometers east –West, lying at about 1830
meters above sea level.
The Lake Tana
has about 37 big and small islands. 20 of them are crowned with churches and
monasteries decorated with paintings and preserved innumerable treasures.
Visitors highly enjoy with a boat trip on the Lake
Tana and see the islands and peninsulas of Lake Tana. The water is impressive
dotted with the islands and frequented by flocks of birds both endemic and
migratory visitors are easily watched.
The monasteries of Lake Tana are built earlier 14th
century. On the Zege peninsula one of the most visited churches, the church of
Ura Kidanemihret/Church of Saint Mary/ decorated with beautiful paintings and
other related to the old and new testament theories. It is fully integrating
with rural life of the shores of Lake Tana. The monastery of Narga Selassie is
also the rich in paintings and fenced with excellent barrel vaulted towers of
the Gonderian style. Visiting the monasteries on the Lake Tana is so much