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TOP SIGHTS IN ARMENIA & NAGORNO-KARABAKH

Yerevan

Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities

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Echmiadzin

Echmiadzin is the spiritual and administrative center of the Armenian Apostolic Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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Zvartnots

Now in ruins, the 7th century Zvartnots Temple has been only partially reconstructed (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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Garni

The reconstructed Hellenistic temple near Garni is the best known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia

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Geghard

The monastery of Geghard is a unique architectural construction, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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Tsaghkadzor

Tsaghkadzor is a spa town and a popular ski resort in Armenia

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Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan’s proximity to Yerevan, coupled with its historic sights make it one of Armenia’s key places to visit

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Noratus

Noratus medieval cemetery with its multitude of the early khachkars (cross-stones) is one of the Armenia’s most visited sights

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Dilijan

Dilijan is a spa town, and it is one of the most important resorts of the country, situated within the Dilijan National Park

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Haghartsin

Hidden in a verdant valley 13km northeast of Dilijan, the 12th century Haghartsin is one of the most beautiful monasteries of Armenia

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Goshavank

12th century Goshavank Monastery was a beacon of science and culture of medieval Armenia

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Sanahin

Moss-covered Sanahin is a fascinatingly detailed monastery complex dating back to 928 (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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Haghpat

Founded around 976, the magnificent medieval monastery complex of Haghpat was once one of the largest centers of science in Armenia (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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Gyumri

Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Shirak Province

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Amberd

Amberd is a 7th century fortress located at 2,300m (7,500 ft) above sea level on the slopes of Mount Aragats

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Stone Alphabet

The Armenian Alphabet Monument Park is set against the backdrop of Mt. Aragats, near Artashavan village

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Saghmosavank

The 13th century Saghmosavank Monastery was famous for its manuscripts and illuminated miniatures

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Khor Virap

Khor Virap is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia, where the Mt. Ararat reveals its breathtaking size and splendor

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Noravank

Set in the spectacular valley of red rocks, the 14th century Noravank Monastery was a major religious and cultural center of Armenia in the past

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Areni-1 Cave

In this cave the archaeologists discovered a winery that dates back 6,100 years, and the world’s oldest leather footwear

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Jermuk

Jermuk is a popular mountain spa town in the southern Armenia

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Zorats Karer

The megalithic complex Zorats Karer, also known as Karahunj, is one of the oldest observatories in the world

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Ukhtasar

Nature, mountains, lake, and petroglyphs of Ukhtasar are another miracle that is definitely worth a visit while traveling in Armenia

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Tatev

The 9th century Tatev Monastery is one of the most spectacular and impressive places in Armenia

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Selim Pass

Selim Caravanserai was built in 1332 to accommodate weary travelers and their animals as they crossed the Armenian part of the Silk Road.

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Goris

Goris is a major junction stop between Yerevan, Stepanakert and Iran

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Khndzoresk

Khndzoresk is widely famous for its canyon with picturesque rock formations and ancient cave settlement

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Gandzasar

The 10th century Gandzasar Monastery is the seat of the Archbishop of Artsakh, and a shrine holding the skull of St. John the Baptist

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Stepanakert

Stepanakert is the capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh)

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Shushi

The town of Shushi was the heart and the cultural and economic center of Artsakh for many centuries

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Dadivank

The Monastery of Dadivank is the largest monastic complex in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Azhdahak

The Azhdahak is one of the most beautiful and accessible summits of Armenia

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