Biet Ambessa
in Amhara, Ethiopia

How to get there and get around
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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
12.067 and 39.083 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 12° 4' 0" and E 39° 4' 59"
Currency and Currency Code:
Birr - ETB
Spoken languages:
Amharic, English, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 05:28 AM (Sunday)
Timezone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:13 am and 6:02 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-14.100 and -141.433 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Tehekega
References
This place on Geonames.org
Current travel safety evaluation for Ethiopia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 2,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Ethiopia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ethiopia. Last Update: 2019-10-19 07:22:25

Explore Biet Ambessa

Biet Ambessa in Amhara is a city in Ethiopia about 211 mi (or 340 km) north of Addis Ababa, the country's capital.

Local time in Biet Ambessa is now 05:28 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Addis Ababa with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Biet Ambessa. The closest airport in Ethiopia is Lalibella Airport in a distance of 9 mi (or 15 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Ethiopia is Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela in a distance of 4 mi (or 6 km), South-West.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mek'ele, Bahir Dar, Semera, Mai-Mne and Mendefera. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 17°C / 62 °F

Morning Temperature 10°C / 50 °F
Evening Temperature 14°C / 56 °F
Night Temperature 10°C / 51 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 62%
Air Pressure 1014.2 hPa
Wind Speed with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Monday, 21st of October 2019

17°C (63 °F)
11°C (52 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.

Tuesday, 22nd of October 2019

17°C (63 °F)
10°C (50 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.

Wednesday, 23rd of October 2019

17°C (63 °F)
9°C (49 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Lalibela,Beta Giyorgis 3d avi

Published: February 11, 2014
Length: 24:43 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Dosio Andrea STUDIO

3D graphic processing of the church The Church of St. George (Amharic: Bete Giyorgis) is one of eleven monolithic churches in Lalibela, a city in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Carved from...


Lalibela rock-hewn churches

Published: September 14, 2013
Length: 40:45 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Red Rock Lalibela Hotel

A short presentation of the Lalibela churches built at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries, UNESCO world-heritage listed since 1978.


Lalibela Kirche Heiligen Georg

Published: June 03, 2014
Length: 15:08 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Lars Freudenthal

http://www.freudenthal.biz/aethiopien/ - Eindrücke von der Kirche des Heiligen Georgs mit ihrer markanten Kreuzform in Lalibela. Über den Link kommt Ihr zu unserem ausführlichen Bericht...


Parapente Ethiopie - Lalibela - Janvier 2011 - Décollage du plateau

Published: March 15, 2011
Length: 44:51 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ParaglaNding

Vol en parapente au dessus de la ville sainte de Lalibela en janvier 2011. Après une monté à pied (ou en mulet) et après une invitation à boire un "buna", décollage au bord du plateau...


Lalibela Ethiopia Up-close

Published: August 14, 2014
Length: 30:23 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Alemayehu Gemeda

Lalibela Ethiopia Up-close - This video was recorded in Summer of 2007.


Walking outside Bet Giyorgis Church, Lalibela Ethiopia

Published: March 06, 2013
Length: 54:10 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: João Leitão

Walking outside Bet Giyorgis Church, Lalibela Ethiopia.


Most impressive rock-hem church in Lalibela: Saint George Church

Published: August 26, 2014
Length: 54:29 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Miguel Ortega Lafuente

This is (in my modest opinion) the most majestic of Lalibela's churches. A monolithic building of up to 15 meters high carved in the rock. From the outside is quite impressive, not that impressive...


Walking down to Bet Giyorgis Church, Lalibela Ethiopia

Published: March 06, 2013
Length: 47:31 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: João Leitão

Walking down to Bet Giyorgis Church, Lalibela Ethiopia.


Christian Mass in Lalibela, a spiritual experience

Published: August 21, 2014
Length: 49:04 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Miguel Ortega Lafuente

We got up very early (5.30 am) to walk in the Lalibela Northwest cluster of churches and experiment a religious orthodox Mass. Hundreds of worshippers from all ages, dressed in white clothes,...


Singende Priester in Lalibela

Published: January 25, 2012
Length: 54:17 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: guenterkristina1

Uralte Gesänge der Priester in Lalibela zu Beginn der Fastenzeit. Anschließend deklamierende Priesterschüler.


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Monolithic church

A monolithic church or rock-hewn church is a church made from a single block of stone. The churches are usually hewn into the ground or into the side of a hill or mountain and can be of comparable architectural complexity to constructed buildings.

Located at 12.0317, 39.0411 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Church architecture, Monoliths, Rock cut architecture

Church of Saint George, Lalibela

The Church of St. George is one of eleven monolithic churches in Lalibela, a city in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.

Located at 12.0316, 39.0411 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
13th-century architecture, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church buildings, Monolithic churches in Ethiopia