Situated on the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley is Dessie or Dese which in Amharic means My Joy. The city is also serves as a district or woreda in north central Ethiopia.
Emperor Yohannes IV is said to have named the city Dessie which means My Joy after being impressed by a passing comet. The city is a commercial center, a major market for beeswax, oilseeds, grains, hides and skins. It is also the distribution hub for imported goods.
Best Hotels in Dessie
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One of the best hotels in Dessie is the 3 star Hotel Time that offers complimentary breakfast and has an on-site restaurant where you can get to relish the local Ethiopian delicacies. Other good hotels in Dessie are the Melbourne Hotel, Fasika Pension and Sofi Pension, both in the Central Business District.
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Things to do in Dessie
Dessie does not have many attractions sites but the Azmari-bet traditional dance in the town is one place to enjoy good music. There is the scenic Lake Hayk, Meqdela Hills that is the former capital of Emperor Tewodros, Bati cattle and camel market. You can also visit the market to buy local spices and condiments.