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  • LATEST NEWS | Best Travel Armenia - Part 3
    later Latest news Armenian Genocide Centenary 100 years later Exactly one hundred years ago 1 5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks and many were deported from their historical homeland Today on April 24 Armenia and the Armenians around the world will commemorate Facebook Twitter Google Mail 2015 05 29T08 31 17 04 00 April 24th 2015 Read More Permalink Gallery SOAD lead vocalist Serj Tankian arrives in Armenia Latest news SOAD lead vocalist Serj Tankian arrives in Armenia The System of a Down SOAD rock band s lead vocalist Serj Tankian arrived in Yerevan with his musicians on Tuesday afternoon a day after attending the premiere of an Armenian Genocide movie in Moscow The movie Facebook Twitter Google Mail 2015 05 29T08 33 19 04 00 April 22nd 2015 Read More Permalink Gallery Armenia Scraps Visas For U S Citizens Latest news Armenia Scraps Visas For U S Citizens Citizens of the United States will no longer need visas to visit Armenia Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian announced the lifting of visa requirements for them effective from January 1 during a weekly cabinet meeting in Yerevan Nalbandian Facebook Twitter Google Mail 2015 05 29T08 40 28 04 00

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  • Treasure of Armenia | Best Travel Armenia
    the pagan temple of Vagharshapat after it was destroyed by King Trdat As you return to the cathedral on the northern face you can see the different strata of construction beginning with the main wall which has blocks of stone from the original 301 303 AD edifice inscribed in Greek the language used before the adoption of the Mashtots Armenian Alphabet ca 405 AD You can also see angled cornices in the upper wall which show where the original roofline was Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion Ejmiatsin is the residence of the Supreme Catholicos of all Armenians and the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church Every seven years the rite of blessing of holy chrism is held here thousands of believers come to Ejmiatsin as pilgrims from different parts of the world for this ceremony Hripsimeh Vank is located 2 kilometers east of Komitas Hraparak on Mashtots Poghots and is the first stop by tourists visiting Ejmiatsin from Yerevan Hripsimeh s martyrdom as well as those of Gayaneh and 37 other Roman maidens precipitated King Trdat s madness and later conversion to Christianity As such Hripsimeh is often sited as the determining factor in the conversion of the nation Trdat attempted to persuade Hripsimeh to marry him However Hripsimeh became more and more eloquent in her refusals finally declaring she could not wed one when she was already promised to another Furious Trdat demanded to know her suitor Christ was the reply and in a rage Trdat had Hripsimeh and the rest of her entourage beheaded their bodies buried in a common burial site The original martyrion was built in the 4th century over Hripsimeh s burial site and was reconstructed in the 5th century as a two story monument

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  • Art of Tasting Armenian Brandy | Best Travel Armenia
    Soviet system was established in Armenia the factory was nationalized and entered a new stage of development enlarging the brandy production And in 1999 Yerevan Brandy Company became a part of the Pernod Ricard Group a French company producing distilled beverages All stages of producing the brandy take place in Armenia starting from picking up the grapes and ending with bottling The stages are grapes grape juice fermentation white wine brandy spirits ageing blending and bottling Only local endemic grape varieties such as Voskehat Garan Dmak Kangun and others are used in Ararat production The blending process has its distinctive features and one of them is that instead of using distilled water as in classical French production spring water is used at Yerevan Brandy Company It runs through filters and goes through bacteriological tests before blending Right after blending the brandy is chilled and then it runs through filters for the second time to make sure that all sediments have been removed As for ageing the brandy spirits are aged exclusively in barrels made from Caucasian oak The Yerevan Brandy Company currently owns over 38 000 barrels The barrel quality determines the final flavor taste and color of the originally transparent distillate The oldest brandy kept at Yerevan Brandy Company is the 1902 OTBORNY brandy the first of the Armenian vintage brandies Alc by vol 55 2 A Peace Barrel of brandy has its special place in the factory that will be opened after the Azerbaijan issue is resolved Visitors are invited to add their own calls for peace to the barrel and the surrounding walls Guests have the opportunity to taste 3 year old and a 10 year old brandy along with small piece of chocolates and a glass of water According to the Armenian tradition you should hold

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  • The pagan temple of Garni | Best Travel Armenia
    century AD it was ruined by Roman armies In the 70 s of the 1st century Garni was reconstructed by Trdat I who called it inaccessible temple in his Greek inscription During the reign of Artashesyan and Arshakunyac kings Garni was a remarkable temple army station and summer residence and in the 4th century also a bishop residenceThe temple was ruined during the Arab invasions but the township survived and in the second half of the 9th century developed into a township In the beginning of the 10th century under the reign of the king Ashot II the Bagratuni the fortress was also restored In the 10 15th centuries Garni was one of the biggest and remarkable townships of Armenia During the archeological excavations of Garni an early Bronze Age settlement of the 2nd half of 3rd millennium BC was discovered In the 3rd millennium Garni was still one of cattle breeding and agricultural settlements of Armenia Middle and late Bronze Age 2nd millennium BC tombs and archeological materials Urartu Age and early Armenian 6 4 centuries BC ceramics and King Argishti s cuneiform record where Garni together with its surroundings is called Giarniyan Land were also revealed In front of the fortress there was a town like settlement the traces of which were covered with medieval and new age constructions On the hills bordering the village from the north is the medieval cemetery with ornamental khachqars cross stones and inscribed gravestones The present structure of the fortress was established in 3rd 2nd centuries BC With the succession of 14 rectangular towers and firm fence walls a powerful defense dike was created In the parts were the attacks of the enemy were possible to be forced back with less forces the towers are built with 25 32m distance from each other and in the other parts they are placed nearer to each other 10 13 5m inside forming an artificial bow within which it was easier to make the enemy forces vulnerable The compositional center of the fortress constructions was the column designated temple the 24 columns of which symbolize the 24 hours of the day West from the temple almost from the edge of the cape used to rise the large structure of the royal building The Bathhouse consists of 4 rooms succeeding each other in the same direction The first room due to its position and inner more gorgeous design mosaic floor a pool created within a curvilinear delve etc was the lobby cloakroom of the bathhouse With the same planning sizes and shapes the second and the third rooms served as bathrooms the 2nd room for cold water and the 3rd one for lukewarm water Most of the 4th room which immediately alternates the cold and lukewarm bathrooms and also has their shape and sizes was the bathroom for hot water In the north western part the reservoir was located and under the ground of the south western part the furnace meant for heating the water Of

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  • 8 օրյա տուր | Best Travel Armenia
    օդանավակայանից հյուրանոց Փոքր հանգիստ 1օրյա տուրը սկսում ենք այցելելեվ Մատենադարան աշխարհի ամենահին ձեռագրերի պահոցը այնուհետեև Ծիծեռնակաբերդ 1915թ Հայակական ջարդերի հուշահամալիր Դուք կարող եք ձեր երեկոյան հանգիստը վայելել Օպերայի հարակից վայրի հանգստի գոտում գեղատեսիլ Կասկադում Գ կ Երևանում Day 2 Այց Մայր Աթոռ Սբ Էջմիածին Աբ Գայանե եկեղեցի Սբ Հռիփսիմե եկեղեցի Զվարթնոց տաճարի ավերակները Այց Երևանի Կոնյակի գործարան համտեսի Գ կ Երևանում Day 3 Այց Գառնիի հեթանոսական տաճար հունահռոմեական ոճի Գեղարդավանք Այրիվանք ուր շուրջ 600տարի պահվել է Աբ Գեղարդը որը խոցել էր Հիսուս Քրիստոսի կողը Այնուհետեև ոտքով արշավ դեպի Քարերի սիմֆոնյա ուր կարող ենք նաև համտեսել տեղի քաղցրահամ ձուկը իսկ մոտակա Գառնի գյուղում ներկա գտնվել կամ մասնակցել Լավաշի թխման արարաողությանը Ետվերադարձ Երևան Գ կ Երևանում Day 4 Այց Խոր վիրապ Արարատյան դաշտավայր որտեղից բացվում է գեղեցիկ տեսարան Բիբլիական Արարատ ուր իջել էր Նոյյան տապանը Այնուհետեև այց Արենի գինու գործարան համտեսի Ճանապարհին հնարավոր է կարճ այց Թռչնի քարայր որտեղից հնէաբանները գտել են հին մաշիկներ որի թվագրվում էր 6 դար այն այժմ պահպանվում է Երևանի պետական թանգարանում Այնուհետև այց Եղեգնաձորի ամենահայտնի վանական համալիրներից մեկը Նորավանքը որը Հայոց աշխարհում հայտնի է եղել իր ակադեմիայով Գ կ Գորիսում Day 5 Առավոտյան նախաճաշից հետո ուղևորվում ենք դեպի պատմական Արցախ Այց Ստեփանակերտ քաղաքային տուր այնուհետև այց Գանձասար

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  • Feel the Sun | Best Travel Armenia
    of Armenia Latest news Tours Tour packeges UNESCO Heritage Cultural Pilgrimage Sightseeing City tours Daily tours Hiking tours Services Guide service Hotels Car rentals Airport transfers About us The agency Contact us Feel the Sun Best Travel 2015 05 08T12 14 35 04 00 Feel the Sun Direction Yerevan Haghartsin Goshavank Gosh Lich Lastiver Yerevan Day 1 Arrival to Yerevan Meeting Stop in Dilidjan Haghartsin Goshavank Transfer to Kazanova hotel

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  • 2 Day Tour | Best Travel Armenia
    Cultural Pilgrimage Sightseeing City tours Daily tours Hiking tours Services Guide service Hotels Car rentals Airport transfers About us The agency Contact us 2 Day Tour Best Travel 2015 01 27T13 03 11 05 00 2 Day Tour in Gyumri Direction Yerevan Gyumri Yerevan Day 1 Arrival to Yerevan Meeting Transfer to Alhmas hotel City tour in Gyumri Stop in Surb Nshan church Yot Verq church Transfer to Alhmas hotel

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  • ОБЩАЯ ИНФОРМАЦИЯ | Best Travel Armenia
    4 095 метров Соседние страны Грузия Север Иран Юг Турция Запад и Азербайджан Юго запад и Северо восток Абсолютное большинство является последователем Армянской Апостольской Церкви Этнический состав выглядит следующим образом армяне 96 а также меньшинство русские езиды ассирийцы греки украинцы евреи курды и другие Армяне древний народ живущие на древней земле называэт свою страну Айастан а самих себя Айер Древняя история объясняет происхождение армянского народа как прямых потомков сына Ноя Армяне сковали свою национальную идентичность с помощью мощных армянских царств принятием христианства в качестве государственной религии а также созданием армянского алфавита который стимулировал развитие литературы философии и науки Пейзажи Армении безгранично красивы Семь основных типов ландшафтов представлены на различных высотных поясах Армении Начиная с пустынных полупустынных сухих степей степей и лесов дальше к альпийским зонам география столь же разнообразна как высокие горные вершины и плодородные долины живописные земельные образованиа и базальтовые колонны каменные скульптуры и водопады Более 200 рек и ручьев с крутыми падениями порогами и быстрыми течениями омывают Армению Армения имеет 5 живописных каньонов Кроме того существует более 200 терапевтических минеральных источников отличающихся по составу и температуре Мифическое и величественное озеро Севан является самым крупным водоемом в Армении и составляет 5 от площади страны Армения имеет огромный климатический разброс

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