Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: People tour the Unity Park at National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: Unity Park sign is seen at National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: A wax sculpture is displayed at the National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: Visitors tour a photograph exhibition at the National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: Visitors tour the National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: A visitor tours the National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: People tour the National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: Workers clean an old blue classic car at the Unity Park at National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: People tour the National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: Pink goat statues are seen at the Unity Park at National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: Pink goat statues are seen at the Unity Park at National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopia turns history-packed palace into tourist spot Fotoğraf: Minasse Wondimu Hailu

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 10: A turkey statue is seen at the Unity Park at National Palace compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 10, 2019. Ethiopia turned a late 19th-century palace in its capital Addis Ababa into a major tourist destination. The brainchild of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Unity Park was constructed on a 40-acre National Palace compound at the heart of the city, comprising of historical buildings where both imperial and Marxist governments passed decisions that affected millions of Ethiopians. The park also includes a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and endemic black-mane lions will roam among 300 individual animals of 46 species, to be watched from an artistic tunnel with grass portions for viewing. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

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