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Gyumri

The second largest city in Armenia, Gyumri is well worth a visit for anyone heading to the country for the first time. Perhaps the best place from which to enjoy the sights of Gyumri is from the Black Fortress on the hill that overlooks the city, while the massive Mother Armenia statue can also be found nearby. Many of the

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Gyumri, Armenia

Lake Arpi

While Lake Sevan can be extremely crowded during the peak tourist season, Lake Arpi has a much more relaxed feel. Used for irrigation and hydropower production, Lake Arpi is also the source of the Akhurian River. In 2009 a new park was established around the lake to protect the natural environment, with around 100 species of birds known to live

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Armavir, Armenia

Mount Aragats

Mount Aragats is one of Armenia’s most stunning natural sights, with the dormant volcano located in the north of the country. It is Armenia’s highest peak and there is a lot of rock art to be enjoyed around its base, with paintings of animals and human-like figures dating back hundreds of years. Snow covers the peak almost all year-round but

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Aragatsotn Region, Armenia

Dilijan National Park

Armenia has four national parks and Dilijan national park may be the most beautiful of the lovely quartet. The park, which was only established in 2002, is famous for its medicinal mineral water springs, as well as its natural monuments. Many of Armenia’s more important cultural locations can be found within the grounds of the park, such as Haghartsin Monastery,

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Tavush Region, Armenia

Shikahogh State Reserve

The second largest forest reserve in Armenia, Shikahogh State Reserve is so unspoiled that large parts of it remains unexplored to this day. The forest is believed to be home to animals including leopards, bears, wild goats and vipers and it is also thought that Shikahogh State Reserve has about 1,100 species of plants, although its fauna has not yet

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Syunik Region, Armenia

Fruit Market

Fruit Market in Yerevan which is which is called also "Pak shuka" (covered market) - is one of the most famous food markets in Yerevan. Visitors can shop for different kinds of fruit, vegitables, nuts, Armenian traditional lavash, sujukh, dried and candied fruit and spices. 

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Yerevan, Armenia

Tsiternakaberd Memorial And Genocide Museum

Tsitsernakaberd is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, it is located on a hill overlooking Yerevan, Armenia. Every year on April 24, hundreds of thousands of Armenians gather here to remember the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide that took place in the Ottoman Empire carried out by the Turkish government. Visit also to the Armenian Genocide Museum which opened its

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Yerevan, Armenia

Vernissage Flea Market

  Vernissage is a weekend open market in Yerevan. It is situated close to the Republic Square. Here you can find artworks by famous and not so famous Armenian artists, as well as carpets, embroidery, posters, old collections of coins, jewelry, books, parts for electronics and even pets. This market is a great site for grasping the traditional trasures of the local people.  The

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Yerevan, Armenia

Sanahin Monastery

  Sanahin is a village in the northern province of Lori in Armenia, now considered part of the city of Alaverdi. The village is notable for its monastery complex Sanahin Monastery. The monasteries are situated in the north of Armenia, in the Tumanian district. Sanahin is now within the limits of Alaverdi city, and Haghpat is to the north-east of it, in

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Lori Region, Armenia

Haghpat Monastery

  Haghpat is a village in the Northern Lori province of Armenia, close to the city of Alaverdi and the state border with Georgia. The location of Haghpat Monastery was chosen so that it overlooks the Debed River in northern Armenia's Lori region. It was built, not on a peak, but halfway up a hillside on a site chosen to afford protection and

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Lori Region, Armenia