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Armenian Duduk

Armenian Duduk

The Armenian duduk is a double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood, and it is indigenous to Armenia. Born in the early eons of Armenian history, the duduk is considered the most "Armenian" of all folk instruments, because of its origins and its ability...

Lake Sevan Crayfish Kebab: An Armenian Delicacy

Crayfish Kebab

Broaden your gastronomic horizons, and go beyond the traditional meat or chicken kebab. Try kebab made of crayfish! A visit to Armenia is not complete without you trying a Crayfish Kebab. The blue crayfish found in Lake Sevan and surrounding rivers is absolutely delicious. So,...

Matnakash – The Ultimate Armenian Bread

Matnakash

The golden brown crust from the outside and the softness on the inside will make you devour this delicious bread, especially when it’s fresh out of the oven. Have the bread with cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh greens & herbs, along with your general meal, or...

Bezoar Goats: A “Red Book” Animal

Bezoar Goats

Would you be interested to see the graceful endangered Bezoar goats grazing and jumping over the red cliffs in the Vayotz Dzor Province of Armenia? Then pack your bags, come down to our amazing country and join any of our tours featuring Bezoar goats sights!...

Armenian Dried Fruits

Gumi Shuka Market

Armenia has a centuries old tradition of producing high-quality dried fruits and berries. Armenian dried fruits are especially delicious, because they are made from local fruits, which are noted for their sweetness and richness of the taste. They are cholesterol free, low in sodium and...

“Ararat” Brandy

Ararat Brandy

The “Ararat brandy“ is the undisputed leader in the premium brandies category since 1887. The production is made exclusively from local grape varieties to maintain the special properties that blend harmoniously with the Caucasian oak barrels, used for aging of the authentic Armenian brandy...

Molokans – Adding Ethnic Color To A Homogeneous Armenia

Molokans In Armenia

Molokans are a Russian Christian sect, which split from Russia’s Orthodox Church in the 16th century, and were persecuted under the Russian tsars. By the early 19h century, the Molokans sought refuge in Armenia and in other South Caucasus countries. Currently they number about 3,000...

White Storks – A Cultural Icon Of Armenia

White Storks In Armenia

The Stork ("Aragil") is traditionally considered a sacred bird in Armenian legends and mythology, and it was regarded as the messenger of Ara the Beautiful, as well as the defender of fields. As such, the stork has often been a source of inspiration from the...