Gullele Botanical Garden

The first of its kind in Ethiopia located in Gullelle and Kolfe Keranyo sub cities with an area of 705 hectares of land primarily established for Research Coordination, educational, eco-friendly recreational and flora resource center. Situated at the height of 3000 meters, the Botanic Garden serve as sightseeing for both local and foreign tourists, the Botanic Garden, has garden’s botanic nursery that producing indigenous and exotic plant species. Some 45,000 species were collected on top of the 25,000 seedlings nurtured in 2010 by the garden’s center. Additional 35,000 seedlings are being produced. Inside the property it has athletic track lanes, gardens, watching towers and rest rooms as well artificial garden equipped with varieties of plant species that show the five traditional agro-ecological zones of Ethiopia.

The agro-ecological zones serve as teaching aid for students and tourist attraction showing the agro-ecological and social setup of the country. Each zone has its own traditional houses. Gullele Botanical Garden is built jointly by Addis Ababa City Administration and Addis Ababa University, the garden have its own library, laboratories, cafeteria, gift and souvenir shops, museum and halls.

The "Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum

The "Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum in Addis Ababa was established in 2010 as a memorial to the victims of the Red Terror under the Derg regime. The museum has displays of torture instruments, skulls and bones, coffins, bloody clothes, and photographs of victims. In free tours of the museum, guides describes the history leading up to the Red Terror (starting from Haile Selassie's 80th birthday celebration), the actions taken toward citizens who opposed the Derg, how the prisoners were treated and how they secretly communicated among each other. The museum also features pictorial history of the Red Terror.

Melka Kunture

lie near the Awash River gorge 50 km an hour drive south of the capital and is a prehistoric site one of the most important Neolithic & Paleolithic site in the upper Awash Valley, Ethiopia, across the Awash River from the village of Melka Awash, waterfalls lie downstream of the bridge across the Awash here, various implementation where many stone tools and fossils, dating back 1.8 million years, have been found. Examples are displayed in four tukuls (huts), including tools used by the Homo erectus who once inhabited the area, and there’s also an open excavation site down a sometimes muddy path. It’s modest but interesting

Rock church of Adadi Mariam

The rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam lies at an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level located 55 kilometers to the south of Addis Ababa on the main road of Butajera after passing of Melka Kunture pre-historic archaeological site, and before reaching the world Heritage Site of Tiya on 12 kilometers from the main road to south west. The road altogether is 67 kilometer and, the 12 kilometer is not asphalted but properly done. Before reaching the church, there is a small bridge on the Adadi Mariam River and there is market place near to the river. Then, Adadi Mariam rock-hewn church is found on the south west of the market not more than 100 meters the  Adadi Mariam rock church, contemporaneous with those of Lalibela. In fact local tradition ascribes it to King Lalibela who is said to have had it built on his visit to Mount Zuqwala in 1106. Damaged during the wars with Ahmed Gragn in the 16th century, it fell into disuse and was only reopened in the time of Menelik II. It is today in regular use.