Ethiopia: Gondar – Fasilades Bath

Fasilades Bath is a stonewall-enclosed complex where Fasilades (the founding emperor or Gonder) had built a large royal pool. The royalty swam in here using inflatable goat-skin life jackets. The pool is roughly the size of an Olympic pool with a central stone tower in the middle. The whole site is full of old banyan trees that make it look like Angkor Watt and the Tombraider (without Angelina Jolie). Once a year the pool is filled with water for a festival celebration. Pool party?!