The charming town of Bahar Dar sits at the southern edge of Lake
Tana and is a base for visiting spectacular Tisissat Falls and
exploring the lake's 37 islands with their ancient churches and
monasteries. Access to many of these are closed to women, although
the boat trip around the lake and exteriors are still worth the
trip. The most beautiful of the monasteries are Debre Kebran
Gabriel, which dates from the 14th century, and Ura Kidane Mehret
which as exceptional frescoes.