Tembien lies to the far southeast of Axum. The Axum-Adwa-Tembien road leads you along a spectacular terrain. From the peaks of the highlands of Adwa, the road drops to the Werie Gorge before it reaches its lowest point at the river bed of the River Werie, a tributary of the great River Tekeze. Then the road twists up before it brings the visitor to a complete view of the terrific mountains of Tembien as well as the mountain ranges of Gheralta to the east. Both Gheralta and Tembien are home to most of northern Ethiopia’s impressive rock churches. Abba Yohanni, Gebriel Wukien and Mariam Hibito are just few examples which can be visited without much exhausting effort from the Adwa-Tembien road.