Feb 23, 2016 – Addis Ababa has paramount attraction with its precious and diverse natural gifts, day to day cultural activities of its dwellers as well as its historical tract and the process of the establishment of the city and its long history which makes it unique.
Empress Taitu, wife of Emperor Menilek II, was a huge figure that takes the credit for the coming into being of Addis Ababa in 1886. The empress coined the name Addis Ababa to the city .Its meaning in English means “New Flower”. The city was initially located where hot springs abounded. This virtue was complemented by a very good climate.
Addis Ababa is enlarging both horizontally and vertically. Its dwellers usually call the city with a pet name “Addis” or “Sheger”. Side by side with its day to day development and its ever growing attractiveness, the popularity of the city is mounting. The city is becoming a nerve center for political and economical institutions and it is a diplomatic hub of the continent and the global community as many international organizations have a seat in the city. Addis Ababa is the headquarter of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
More over various cultural, art, fashion, political, economic and plenty of international as well as continental conferences and events are repeatedly being organized and hosted in the city. The high level security, political stability, economical and infrastructural progresses that are now being registered across the nation are attributable to the preferential treatment the city is enjoying.
Due to all these, many are wondering its attractions and the city is getting more attention and is now admired by tourists from abroad. Ethiopians are well known for their hospitality. A melting pot of a divers array of ethnic groups Addis could be taken a model of Ethiopia. The marvelous traditions, cultures, holidays, togetherness, comfy climatic endowment, unique, diversified, peaceful and beautiful nation, nationalities and peoples elevate the city as well as the country in general to be the most preferred tourist destination.