Armenian Carpet

Where to Find Armenian Rugs Nowadays?

May 14, 2015 / 0 comments
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Hmm… of course in Armenia. Armenian rugs can also be found in overseas Armenian carpet shops, galleries and museums. For example, the square tufted ancient carpet (5th to the 3rd century B.C.) that was excavated in the frozen tombs of Siberia is considered to be of Armenian origin and is kept in the Hermitage Museum…

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Khor Virap

Five things that will surprise you in Armenia

May 12, 2015 / 1 comment
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English writer Jonathan Campion has just been to Armenia for the first time, and found that there is more to the country than he expected… Jonathan will be writing more about Armenia, for now these are the main highlights from his trip: There’s more to Ararat than Ararat Taking the train between Yerevan and Gyumri was…

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View of Gyumri Armenia

Must See in Gyumri

May 9, 2015 / 0 comments
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The northern Armenian town of Gyumri situated 126 kilometers north of the capital city of Yerevan is the second largest city in Armenia and the capital of Shirak Province. Gyumri, a disaster zone since 1988, after a huge earthquake pummeled the city, is currently reviving and turning into an appealing city with hope for a new…

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Cilicia vessel in Korikos

Cilicia: the first-ever Armenian sailing ship to circumnavigate the world

May 6, 2015 / 0 comments
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Cilicia sailing ship of Armenia, the wooden replica of 12th century medieval merchant vessel of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, has retraced the medieval trade routes by visiting twenty-five countries and sixty-three harbors. The navigation started in 2004 from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, northern Europe, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea,…

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Ani Avagyan Wedding

Wedding in Armenia: colorful and joyful

April 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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A joyous wedding ceremony is considered to be a start of a happy life in Armenia. Therefore, Armenian weddings are typically big having hundred-plus guests, are full of energy, smiles and positive emotions and have abundance of food and drinks to feed the whole world. Nowadays, a wedding in Armenia lasts one day only, contains…

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Grigor Khanjyan In the Mountains

Lavash: Armenian Traditional Flatbread

April 27, 2015 / 0 comments
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Armenians love bread! Since ancient times one of the nutritional characteristics of Armenian nation has been consumption of bread made of wheat flour. The historical sources testify that at least two thousand five hundred years ago Armenians knew about the fermentation processes and baking of bread and Armenia is one of the homelands to the…

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Jermuk Waterfall by Marko Ukkola

Jermuk Mineral Water: divine and healing

April 15, 2015 / 0 comments
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The spa town of Jermuk is one of the magnetic travel destinations of Armenia for active and healthy rest. Situated 170 kilometers southeast from the capital city of Yerevan, Jermuk resort offers alpine climate, cool summers and snowbound long winters to the visitors. It is famous for its healing mineral waters, hot springs, high quality…

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Ghazanchetsots Cathedral Artsakh

Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior, the Pride of Shushi

April 10, 2015 / 0 comments
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If you believe Jdrduz (or Canyon of Hunot) is the most mysterious part of Shushi, you should definitely pay a visit to the pride of Shushi, Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior. Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior, built between 1868 and 1887, is one of the biggest Armenian churches. It sits in…

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A house in Dendropark

Experience Stepanavan Dendropark Through Photos

April 9, 2015 / 2 comments
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Stepanavan Dendropark, located in Lori Province of Armenia, covers about thirty-five hectares of land. Established in 1933 and designated a Special Protected Area in 1998, the arboretum is an excellent escape from the oven-heat of the city in summer. It consists of natural deciduous forest and ornamental trees. More than five hundred species can be…

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Hiking in Lastiver

Find Your Adventure in Armenia

April 2, 2015 / 2 comments
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Here you are, an international visitor in Armenia experiencing culture shock. The immaculate Armenian culture beckons to you, but all you want to have are thrilling experiences and adventures. There are quite a few adventure travel destinations in Armenia. Hiking: Wear your hike shoes, take your travel backpack and do some hiking from the Central…

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National Park pf Dilijan

Modern Day Dilijan: all about resorts, education and…

March 31, 2015 / 0 comments
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Dilijan – situated sixty-six kilometers away to the northeast from the capital city of Yerevan, surrounded with Pambak and Bazum mountain ranges, is another famous resort town to spend winter or summer holidays in Armenia. When asked what makes this resort town so attractive in comparison to Tsaghkadzor or Jermuk spa- towns, most visitors mention…

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Land of sun

Explore The Land Of The Sun With Paintings

March 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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Many countries of the world have interesting nicknames. We have already mentioned in ”What to expect from travel to Armenia? Vol.1” that Armenia is called “Country of the Rocky Highlands”. However, it is also called “Land of the Sun”. Why? Well… the country is noted for mostly sunny weather and bright colors throughout the year….

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