Past the Gibe gorge tourist can enjoy spectacular scenery of the land and vegetation cover which will culminate on the view of the artificial lake of Gilgel Gibe.Enjoy the view of this lake which is made to generate hydroelectric power and the landscape beyond until you reach Jima. Located at 335 kilometers south west of Finfinnee, is one of the famous coffee growing areas of western Oromia, As one of the world’s coffee exporter Ethiopia owes much to Jimma along with other areas, Jimma area is believed to be the place of the origin of coffee.
Apart from its coffee yield and vegetation, Jimma is also reputed for its history. Owing its origin and establishment to the early Oromo monarchy (one of the five Gibe kingdoms) whose capital was at the site called Wren (9 kilometers north of Jimma town), Jimma is also reputed for its history and intact natural beauty. It was the line of the 19th century long distance trade route whereby 30,000 people used to attend the ancient great Thursday market at Hirmata, the current site of the Jimma town. Historical palace of Sultan Abba Jifar (1853-1925) and Jimma museum antiquities are also among the major historical heritage that make Jimma one of the major tourist destinations of Oromia.
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