Prospects of Tourism Development on the Royal Domains of North Shewa
Journal of Investment and Management
Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 32-39
Received: Feb. 15, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 28, 2019; Published: Apr. 13, 2019
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Abraham Kidane Tesfaye, Department of Tourism Management, Debre Berhan University, Amhara Regionm, Ethiopia
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North Shewa is one of the arenas of Ethiopian history and cultures. Nevertheless, its heritages are not only unknown to the large public but they benefit little to the local development and to the nation. This paper intends to identify the cultural and natural heritages for tourism development in Basso-Warana districts. The data are collected through reviewing written sources, interviewing the local people and personal observations of the researchers. The research has identified major sites namely the historical and cultural heritages of king Shale Selassie (1813-40) palace, the birth place of king Menilek II (1889-1913), and the Gobena cave and his residence at Alam Katama in Aman-Gult kabala (small administrative unit) Besides, there are traditional games that can be re-enacted for tourism development. The research reveals the main prospects and challenges of the sites for their development to tourist destinations. It recommends the short and long term tourist development plan particularly for the Angollala royal seat, Gobena cave and Alam Katama.
Angollela, Gobena Cave, King Shale Selassie, Tourism Development
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Abraham Kidane Tesfaye, Prospects of Tourism Development on the Royal Domains of North Shewa, Journal of Investment and Management. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2019, pp. 32-39. doi: 10.11648/j.jim.20190802.11
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