Lake HAIQ

Lake HAIQ is Crater Lake Found at a Distance of 30km From Dessie near the town of Haiq (3km), the chief town of Ambassel.  Lake has an area of 35km2, Length 7km, width 5km, depth 23m, and Altitude 2030

This lake as historical island on which the church of St .stephannos is constructed .this island was a famous center of church school from 13th –to the 15th centuries .today many religious treasures are gathered there for the sake of visitors  .women are not allowed to enter the monastery .

This island now has become a peninsula because of the retreat of the water level of the lake .the lake is populated by aquatic bird and it is suitable for the sport fishing. Once there were established some house but they are never used by anybody.  

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