Lion of Vank Village Karabakh

5 Things To Do in Vank Village

December 9, 2015 / 2 comments
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Are you planning a trip to the Republic of Nagrno Karabakh? Well… while exploring the must-see sites of Artsakh, make sure to stop by the village of Vank, which is situated in Martakert region of Artsakh. The distance between Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, and Vank village is approximately 50km. The village is surrounded with impressive nature…

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Gandzasar

Gandzasar or the Mount of Treasures

December 7, 2015 / 2 comments
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Oh no… do not think you are going to read about gold, silver or diamonds hidden in the bowels of Gandzasar Mountain or money placed in a box buried deep down in the ground… It is the treasures of exceptional Armenian architecture and Holy relics hidden inside the Monastery of Gandzasar that we recommend to…

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Cave in Armenia

Art of the ancestors: coloured petroglyphs in Armenia

November 11, 2015 / 0 comments
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“The history of the land of Armenians comes from ancient times” and this is one of the first things a traveller to Armenia will learn. So, don’t miss your chance to check traces of the past and go into a deep spiritual connection with old times. Petroglyphs in Armenia (also called rock-carvings, rock-paintings or rock-art) have great…

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Rabati Castle in Georgia

Rabati Castle Complex – The Georgian Disneyland

September 25, 2015 / 0 comments
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Well, not exactly a Disneyland or an amusement park, but one of the top touristic attractions of Georgia representing a multi-ethnic history. Occupying approximately seven hectares territory, the castle complex is comprised of a mosque, a minaret, a synagogue, a Christian church, a palace, a citadel, as well as landscaped gardens, vineyards on terraces, outdoor pools with fountains,…

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photographer on Mount Aragats

Climbing the beauty: Mount Aragats

September 10, 2015 / 0 comments
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The crispy-cold air that bites your cheeks. Oh, wait, not the right words! Let’s start again… A crispy-cold kiss on the tip of your nose, one that makes you warm inside. Rays of the sun that touch you not from above, but from beneath. An unforgettable sunrise that embraces you like the love of your grandparents from…

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Paravakar Landscape

Welcome to Paravakar Village

August 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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Not long ago, I had an unforgettable escape to Paravakar village where my ancestors grew up. This very cozy and small village in Tavush Province of Armenia has its special place in my heart. As a child, I used to spend summer holidays at my grandparents’ house surrounded with love and care. On the one…

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Etchmiatsin Cathedral Armenia

Welcome to Etchmiadzin – the Christian Pilgrimage

July 25, 2015 / 0 comments
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So, is it the city of Etchmiadzin or Vagharshapat? That is the first thing you might be interested to know as a tourist. Well, it is Vagharshapat, which is commonly known as Etchmiadzin – located in Armavir Province of Armenia, west of the capital city of Yerevan. Here are some important facts you might be interested to…

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Odzun Holy Mother of God Church

Welcome to Odzun Village: wonders to explore

June 17, 2015 / 0 comments
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Historical village of Odzun situated high above Debed Gorge on a plateau in Lori Province of Armenia attracts architecture and nature- lovers with its architectural monuments from different centuries and glorious landscapes. Photo by Edgar Harutyunyan / It is believed the name Odzun (translated from Armenian odzel -«օծել» as “to ordain”) was given to the…

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Zorats Karer

Zorats Karer: The Prehistoric Astronomical Observatory of Armenia

June 15, 2015 / 0 comments
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Zorats Karer, also known as Carahunge and acclaimed as the Stonehenge of Armenia, is an ancient astronomical observatory that occupies seven hectares of land and sits on a high plateau near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is hard to find a scientific consensus on the age of this mysterious…

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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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