Lying 42 kms northwest of Lalibela, Yemrehane Kristos is undoubtedly the finest church outside the town. Unusually, the church is built rather than excavated with in a cave. The whole church rests on a foundation of carefully laid olivewood panels, which float it perfectly above the marshy ground below.Lookout the bones of countless pilgrims who chose to be buried here, and tombs that include remains of Yemrehane Kristos at the back of the church. Nearby are the churches of Arbatu Ensesa, Bilbila Chirkos and Bilbila Giorgis. Bilibila Giorgis resembles Bete Abba Libanos in design.