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  • SunChild EcoTours: SunChild EcoTours
    program provides an opportunity to make living conditions affordable for all artists who are interested to work in Armenia We organize long term stays for artists from all over the world anyway if you are working as musician painter sculptor or in another branch of art more Armenia has always aroused an interest in the world of tourism as it is unique and unlike other countries Armenia is often visited

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  • SunChild EcoTours: SunChild EcoTours
    program provides an opportunity to make living conditions affordable for all artists who are interested to work in Armenia We organize long term stays for artists from all over the world anyway if you are working as musician painter sculptor or in another branch of art more Armenia has always aroused an interest in the world of tourism as it is unique and unlike other countries Armenia is often visited

    Original URL path: http://www.set.am/index.php?id=285&L=0 (2012-12-28)
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  • SunChild EcoTours: Homepage of SET Tourism Agency
    պայմաններ ստեղծելն է բոլոր այն արվեստա գ ետների համար որոնք ցանկություն կարտահայտեն ստեղծա գ ործել Հայստանում Որոշակի ծրագրերի շուրջ համխմբված արվեստա գ ետների համար կստեղծվի շփման լայն հնարավորություն ավելին Հայաստանը միշտ էլ հետաքրքրություն է առաջացրել տուրիզմի աշխարհում այն յուրահատուկ է ու նման չէ ուրիշ երկրների Հայաստան միշտ այցելում են նրանք ովքեր ուզում են խույս տալ հսկայական քաղաքների թոհուբոհից ու հան գիստ վայելել բարձր սարերի անդորրությ ան ու սառնությ ան մեջ

    Original URL path: http://www.set.am/index.php?id=285&L=2 (2012-12-28)
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  • SunChild EcoTours: СЕТ-Эко-туры "Дитя Солнца"
    Art residency является создание доступных условий для проживания всех тех художников кто заинтересован работать в Армении Мы организовываем условия для долговременного пребывания для деятелей искусства со всего света И если вы музыкант художник скульптор или представляете другое направление искуства больше Армения всегда была привлекательна в мире туризма так как она уникальна и не похожа ни на какую другую страну Страну зачастую посещают люди стремящиеся уйти от суеты гигантских городов чтобы

    Original URL path: http://www.set.am/index.php?id=285&L=1 (2012-12-28)
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  • SunChild EcoTours: SET – SunChild EcoTourism
    un voyage proche de la nature Mais l écotourisme est bien plus qu un simple voyage dans la nature et possède de nombreuses dimensions la faune et la flore la biodiversité la préservation de l environnement les coutumes et les traditions la culture et la société Le programme Résidence d Art SunChild Eco Tours offre une assistance aux artistes désirant travailler en Arménie afin que ceux ci puissent vivre de façon abordable Nous organisons des séjours de longue durée pour les artistes du monde entier Que vous soyez musicien peintre sculpteur ou que vous exerciez dans une autre discipline artistique et si l exploration et la découverte d une culture inspirante vous attire visitez l Arménie L Arménie a toujours suscité un intérêt dans le monde du tourisme car c est un pays différent des autres sur de nombreux points L Arménie est souvent visitée par des gens qui veulent s éloigner de l agitation des grandes métropoles en appréciant le calme et la fraîcheur des zones de montagne reculées hors des sentiers battus L agence de tourisme SunChild Eco Tours est une initiative de la FPWC Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets in the Republic of

    Original URL path: http://www.set.am/index.php?id=285&L=5 (2012-12-28)
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  • SunChild EcoTours: Possibilities of Ecotourism
    considered one of the favourable zones of the region Being located 390m 4090m high above the sea level the country has embraced boundless natural variety beginning from half deserted lands up to marshlands and deciduous forests During the whole year more than 360 species of birds find their nests here To value this fact one should bear in mind that in whole Europe there are only 400 500 species of birds at all It is typical that the ancestor of wild grain grows in Armenia The mouflon which can be observed in Armenia is sole and unique in its type One can meet panther Caucasian grey bears bobcats wolves etc In Armenia more than 100 different plants can be found in one square kilometre According to universal standards this is unique Unfortunately 200 of Armenian endemic species are endangered One quarter of the animal and botanical treasure harboured in Armenia is on the edge of extinction This very problem is due to the fact that big parts of Armenia are being exploited intensively Nevertheless there are still virgin districts in Armenia mostly situated in the high mountainous and half deserted regions Those districts beyond reach which are useless for human activities and for agricultural utilization became a unique Noah s Ark for many endemic animals In the Middle Ages one could meet only hermits here who came to these lonely places to feel next to Heaven and to the Lord Nowadays these regions hardly see visitors lovers of nature can find here immaculate landscapes and miraculous beauty which endow with happiness Many mouflons go to the Middle Ages Castles and hermits Abandoned monasteries for bearing This directs us to a very big force hidden in Armenia s wild nature Monasteries once were built far from dwelling places where nature is

    Original URL path: http://www.set.am/index.php?id=300 (2012-12-28)
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  • SunChild EcoTours: Art Residency
    from everywhere in the world offering them an affordable opportunity to live and create here as well as to get acquainted with Armenian nature culture and monuments They will be introduced to other artists and to inspiring individuals belonging to different professions and spheres These encounters will stimulate a group atmosphere which encourages all participants not only to exchange opinions but also to start cooperation in different projects The visitors will be given the best chance to get acquainted with Armenian nature Metaphorically spoken Armenia a country with many different ecological features resembles an aesthete who is eager to reveal his surprising collection of treasures to other enthusiasts Armenia has picturesque corners of nature where one can find a big variety of flora and fauna The number of different types of birds alone numbers over 360 Seeing and hearing them is an indescribable experience For artists inspired by the spirit of Chagall and his painted flying dreams these birds might be the symbol of paradise However for other nature lovers Armenia has its unexpected surprises American painter Rockwell Kent called Armenia A museum in the open air taking into account the country s saturation with historical and cultural monuments embracing the space of time between primeval and today Armenian history is almost a closed page in the universal history book In spite of the fact that Armenia s soil and soul is saturated with emotive historical tales Many localities are shrouded in legends and myths The thickness of history somehow even separates some places from common belonging People in Armenia know that the past is still able to change the meaning of their present existence ART IN ARMENIA TODAY Because one of our principals is the preservation and development of cultural environment we organize for the participants of our Art residency program several visits to the leading artists studios Some of them are dedicated to traditional art others are crossing to the contemporary approach painters poets architects sculptors musicians actors etc The atmosphere of Armenian art in one hand contains ethno cultural individual concentration in another invisible originality and frankness with hopeless ignorance towards trade and gain Art is not consumed yet artists are not commercials and they live with self sufficing ideals In Armenia the idea of ownership in art has a different meaning in comparison to other parts of the world Here people are eager to share the free and frankly spirit of art with others After centuries of cultural suppression artists are aware of the traps of ownership they are sensitive for any hints of commercialism or suppression Thus many Armenian artists are escaping from any compulsion to indescribable freedom In spite of their knowledge that sometimes their presented works might not be individual or sophisticated enough to keep up with international standards many Armenian artists feel themselves as representatives of a vanishing type of humankind Their self perception often implicates the image of a man who is late for the train of civilization Even if the

    Original URL path: http://www.set.am/index.php?id=290 (2012-12-28)
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  • SunChild EcoTours: Armenia
    Ararat is situated beyond the Turkish border which is still closed The layout of Yerevan was designed by Alexander Tamanyan but has grown way beyond his projections of a couple hundred thousand residents We can boldly call today s Yerevan a city of contrasts A mixture of eastern and western culture mingled with the past and the present give the city a unique colouring Yerevan is one of the hottest cities in the Caucasus region Winter is mild here spring is short During the several days of spring when fruit trees blossom the city reminds us of a big flower garden Summer in Yerevan is hot and dry the average temperature in June is 26C and the maximum is 41 Autumn in Yerevan is unforgettable it is soft without winds warm and long as a rule until the middle of December trees are still covered with autumn golden reddish leaves the sky is cloudless Clubs Cafes Restaurants Yerevan is a city with a vibrant nightlife There are a lot of concert halls cinemas discos clubs and bars with live music rock jazz folk pop At nightfall Yerevan becomes unrecognizable the business city shifts into an alluring mixture of shimmering lights music and laughter Visitors of the city will have no problems concerning the question where to take lunch or dinner One can taste any cuisine ranging from European style to Armenian home cooking or oriental kitchen there are many cafes luxurious and contemporary restaurants and pizza houses in Yerevan They all are distinguished by highly qualified cuisines excellent service and original interior There are many great sidewalk cafes where one spends pleasant evenings listening to beautiful music A unique culture was created based to a certain extent on a synthesis of eastern and western culture and the spirit of Europe as well as of Asia melded the character of Armenia s people Museums At the top of Mesrop Mashtots Avenue the main artery road of the capital Yerevan you will find the Matenadaran the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Matenadaran boasts the world s largest collection of ancient manuscripts over 16 000 The collection includes many valuable works of foreign philosophers some of which have survived only in Armenian translations Among these are works by Aristotle Eusebius of Caesarea and many others Art aficionados can visit the National Art Gallery displaying its rich collections of works by European and Russian artists This impressive building located in the Republic Square is also home to the largest national collection of paintings by famous Armenian artists such as Ayvazovsky and Sarian The spirit of creativity is fostered and promoted in Armenians from a young age Hence the Children s Art Gallery which was the first permanent exhibition of its sort in the world Khosrov National Reserve Khosrov is a National Reserve Presenting the treasures of Khosrov s Reserve it is impossible to overlook the historical importance of this true haven in nature This marvellous piece of land singled out by King Khosrov III in

    Original URL path: http://www.set.am/index.php?id=287 (2012-12-28)
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