Lake-Tana is the main attraction of Bahir-Dar. It is the biggest lake in Ethiopia and the 3rd largest in Africa. Boat trips can be taken to the islands; there are churches and shrines on the islands. Besides the lake being the main attraction of Bahir-Dar the Tiss Issat (Blue Nile) falls is also located here, it is a 30km drive from Bahir-Dar and best viewed during the rainy season.