The town 47 kilometer soth of ADDIS ABABA main aspalt road ,is an easy accessible popular recration and resort town for overnight visitor and weekend excursions througgh out the year ,.Bishoftu tourist attraction offers characterize by a cluster of volcanic craeter lakes and popular sprictual sites that mand around the town .because of it's low altitude cap to 1850 m als .
*Bishoftu area has warm climate .the following are the magor resort lakes for tourist who com e to the town for lesire and sightseeing purpose .there are 7 createR lakes here in Debre zeit town of Ethiopia .
* from Dukem ,it's only about a ten kilometer ( six mile )drive from to thriving town of debre zeit ,which is also known as by the traditional oromo name of Bishoftu and is also th e site of the air force base and the veterinary institute .an altitude of 1,900 meter ( 6,200 feet )_ .it enjoy a warmer climate than capital city .This together with the fact that the town lies within a circle of five crater lake ,makes it a very popular weekend resort for Addis Ababa .
* the town itself resplendent with the beautiful colored's of numerous of pepper trees ,bougainvillea ,flame tree ,and frangipuni .
* The main high way on the rim of the large st crater hora lake ,where water sports such as boating and water skiing are extremely popular .there are an umber of species of water birds to be seen ,i cluding cormorants ,pelicans ,grebes ,Shovel's and storks and a myriad of brightly coulerd passeriness .
* one can enjoy a delicious meals just sip cool drink rom the terrace of the hotel .Which afford a splendid view of the lake below .
* the beginning of October ,the locals farmers hold a big ,coulurfull festival to celebrate the beginning of the spring .this is held under the huge fig tree at the lake shore a cross from the hotel .
LAKE HORA -One of the crater lakes of Bishodtu belivers take a shelf of leave or yellow flowers and carry them down to the lake side as they giv e thanks for the gren thing and offers other praise or prayers they wish .