Here’s another picture from my time in Ethiopia!
QOTD: Have you ever traveled to another country? If so, what countries?
AOTD: I’ve been to several countries, including Ethiopia, Dubai, and the Netherlands!
SOF OMAR CAVE
Sof omar cave is the longest cave in Ethiopia at 15.1 kilometres (9.4) long; sources claim it is the longest system of caves in africa. It is situated to the east of Robe in the Bale zone of the Oromia region in southeastern ethiopia through which the weyibe river flows. It sinks at the Ayomako entrace and reappears at the holuca resugence 1 kilometres (0.62mi) away. According to tradition sof omar was the name of a muslim holy man who lived in the area and Ayiew the name of his daughter. Mako and Holuca are local names for ‘name ‘ and cave’ respectively. Long a religious center, it is sacred both to ISLAM and the local Oromo traditional religion. The caves are known for their many pillars, particularly in the ‘chamber columns Sof Umar cave is one of the most spectacular, extensive and the longest underground caverns in the world, with a total length of over 15.1km and more than 40 entrances. In addition, the cave is nominated in the world heritage list tentatively. Due to these, according to our data about 125,000 and 22,000 local and foreign tourists visit the site. It’s expected that, if the site fully registered in the world heritage list the number of visitors more increased. #Oromo#oromiya#oromocto#oromobeauty#oromowedding#oromoculture#ethiopia 🇪🇹 #ethiopianfood#ethiopiancoffee#ethiopianculture#ethiopiantravel#oromobeauty#ethiopians