Ambohimahamasina is a village located 39 kilometres southwest of Ambalavao, in the Fianarantsoa Province, central Madagascar. In Malagasy, Ambohimahamasina literally means 'at the scared mountain'. The sacred mountain, named Ambondrombe, is believed to be where all spirits of the dead reside.
Bordering a rain forest that stretches between Ranomafana and Andringitra, Ambohimahamasina has some stunning scenery, surrounded by numerous Betsileo villages, rice fields and mountainous landscapes.
Basket weaving is traditionally practised in this region.