Hear a few street journey in Armenia because the Beginner Traveler talks to John from JohnTheTraveler.com about his latest go to to this former Soviet nation within the Caucasus Mountains.
Why do you have to go to Armenia?
John says, “Armenia is stuffed with a number of surprises, and it’s actually not that well-known to lots of people, particularly in North America, until they’ve a connection to Armenia. Lots of people ask me, are you Armenian? No, I’m simply touring. However Armenia has a number of historical past and a number of attention-grabbing issues to see.”
We start our journey by immersing ourselves in Yerevan, the capital metropolis of Armenia. Stroll by means of the bustling streets, soak within the sounds of the Armenian language, and uncover the charming historical past of the area. Our first cease is the Armenian Genocide Memorial complicated, Tsitsernakaberd, the place we pay tribute to the victims and be taught concerning the resilience of the Armenian folks.
Persevering with our exploration of Yerevan, we enterprise into the Kentron District, recognized for its structure. Take pleasure in a leisurely stroll in Charles Aznavour Sq., named after the legendary French-Armenian singer, after which delve into the world of artwork on the Cafesjian Museum of Artwork which is itself a murals. From there, catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Ararat from Victory Park.
As we enterprise additional into Armenia’s wealthy historical past, we make a cease on the Erebuni Fortress, an historical stronghold that dates again to 782 BC. The journey continues to Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the mom church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and Khor Virap, a monastery well-known for its beautiful views of Mount Ararat.
On a day journey from town, we head on a scenic drive to the traditional temple of Garni. Marvel at its well-preserved Hellenistic structure and take a wide ranging hike by means of the Garni Gorge. Our subsequent vacation spot is Geghard, a UNESCO World Heritage website recognized for its cave monastery.
Put together to be enchanted by the picturesque landscapes of Areni, the place we discover the famend wine area and go to the Noravank Monastery, nestled amidst towering purple cliffs. Our street journey then leads us to Goris, a captivating city surrounded by pure wonders, together with the enchanting Khndzoresk cave village.
One of many highlights of our journey awaits us at Wings of Tatev, the world’s longest reversible aerial tramway between Halidzor and the Tatev monastery.
Within the Vorotan Valley John found the views of the Vorotan River, Vorotnavank Monastery. and the historic Vorotnaberd fortress. Additionally close to Sisian is Zorats Karer (or Carahunge), also known as the “Armenian Stonehenge.”
Our street journey takes us to the Shaki Waterfall and the Jermuk Waterfall earlier than we proceed to the shores of Lake Sevan. On the way in which, we discover the traditional Orbelian’s Caravanserai and the distinctive Noratus cemetery.
Persevering with our journey, we go to the Hayravank Monastery and the Sevanavank Monastery, perched atop the picturesque Lake Sevan peninsula. From there, we drive by means of the scenic forests of Dilijan and uncover the hidden gem of Haghartsin Monastery.
Our street journey takes us to the charming cities of Ijevan and Alaverdi, the place we discover the awe-inspiring Sanahin Monastery and pay homage to the Armenian Alphabet Monument. Marvel on the grandeur of Mount Aragats and go to the Saghmosavank and Hovhannavank monasteries earlier than reaching our last vacation spot.
If in case you have extra time than every week John suggests a visit as much as the Earthquake ravaged metropolis of Gyumri within the north.
Snocapped mountains, wealthy historical past, and great folks await you in Armenia.
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John the Traveler
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Armenian Genocide Memorial complicated (Tsitsernakaberd)
Charles Aznavour Sq., Yerevan
Cafesjian Museum of Artwork
Victory Park, Yerevan
Cathedral of Avan
Republic Sq., Yerevan
Wings of Tatev
Melik Tangi Bridge (Vorotan)
Shaki Waterfall (Sisian)
Previous Bridge Vineyard, B&B and Restaurant
Armenian Alphabet Monument
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All Saviors (Surp Amenaprkitch) Church
Iron Fountain in Gyumri, Armenia
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