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  • Khor Virap - Destinations - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Culture Language Religion Holidays Useful Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas and Passport Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Popular Destinations Areni Tsaghkadzor Photos Aragats mountain View from Yerevan Vanadzor highway Zvartnots Destinations Khor Virap The Khor Virap is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat plain in Armenia near the border with Turkey about 8 kilometres 5 0 mi south of Artashat Ararat Province The monastery was host to a theological seminary and was the residence of Armenian Catholicos Khor Virap s notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is attributed to the fact that Grigor Lusavorich who later became Saint Gregory the Illuminator was initially imprisoned here for 13 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia Saint Gregory subsequently became the king s religious mentor and they led the proselytizing activity in the country In the year 301 Armenia was the first country in the world to be declared a Christian nation A chapel was initially built in 642 AD at the site of Kirat Virap by Nerses III the Builder as a mark of veneration to Saint Gregory Over the centuries it was repeatedly rebuilt In 1662 the

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  • Sevan Lake - Destinations - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Popular Destinations Dsegh Sevan Lake Photos Spices at Mashtots ave market Harisa boiled at annual Harisa Festival Destinations Sevan Lake Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region It is one of the largest high altitude lakes in the world Lake Sevan is situated in the central part of the Republic of Armenia inside the Gegharkunik Province at the altitude of 1 900m above sea level The total surface area of its basin is about 5 000 km 2 the lake itself is 940 km 2 and the volume is 34 0 bln cubic meters It is fed by 28 rivers and streams Only 10 of the outgoing water is drained by the Hrazdan Razdan river while the remaining 90 evaporates Before human intervention dramatically changed the Lake Sevan ecosystem the lake was 95 metres deep covered an area of 1 360 km 5 of Armenia s entire area had a volume of 58 km and a perimeter of 260 km The lake surface was at an altitude of 1 950 m above sea level There are numerous beaches along the entire lake shore The most popular of them is a 2 5 kilometers stretch on the northern shore extending northwest from the peninsula Resorts include Harsnaqar Hotel Best Western Bohemian Resort and numerous smaller facilities Activities include swimming sunbathing jet skiing windsurfing and sailing The area also includes numerous campgrounds and picnic areas for daytime use A less developed beach destination stretches along the eastern shore from Tsovagyugh to Shorzha with numerous small cabins at Shorzha The Avan Marak Tsapatagh Hotel a Tufenkian Heritage Hotel is a luxury resort on the undeveloped southeastern shore of the lake near Tsapatagh The most famous cultural monument is

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  • 3D Yerevan by Locator Promo Video - Reviews - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Ararat Armavir Gegharkunik Kotayk Lori Shirak Syunik Tavush Vayots Dzor Yerevan Geography Demographics Culture Language Religion Holidays Useful Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas and Passport Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Armenia Armenia is one of the oldest and most historic civilizations in the world It is considered to be the place where Biblical Noah and his descendants first settled as well

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  • ARMENIA The Land Of Noah - Reviews - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Aragatsotn Ararat Armavir Gegharkunik Kotayk Lori Shirak Syunik Tavush Vayots Dzor Yerevan Geography Demographics Culture Language Religion Holidays Useful Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas and Passport Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Armenia Armenia is one of the oldest and most historic civilizations in the world It is considered to be the place where Biblical Noah and his descendants first settled as

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  • The Longest Ropeway in the World Opened in Armenia - Reviews - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    big sum for such a construction The program launched is a pleasant opportunity to visit and enjoy the unique world of Syunik wonderland and masterpieces of medieval Armenian architecture as overall the region has long historical roots Today the landscape is enriched with modern ropeway which is called to create a new charm This makes it possible to have a short and safe communication for the Vorotan Canyon and new grace and indelible impression for the visitors Six villages If a tourist visiting the church earlier had to spend for about two hours to pass reaching the way to Goris then in the nearest future he will be able to sleep in one of six villages where he will also get a chance to get acquainted with the Armenian cuisine and traditions of rural life Armenian government is planning to compliment a program which will help the locals to create a list of activities and modern conveniences for the tourists This includes the introduction of Armenian daily habits cooking of the traditional bread lavash eating the local health food learning recipes and much more The Ropeway As reported on the project site cable car consists of three pillars which are placed between two stations One of the stations is located on a hill above the village Alidzor and the other one not too far from Tatev monastery The maximum speed of the ropeway while holding up to 25 people is 37 miles per hour the road in one direction will take about 11 minutes Maximum height of the ropeway above the canyon is 360 meters The construction of the ropeway was performed under the program under which the recovery of 26 km road leading to the monastery Tatev was also reconstructed this means that right after crossing the long road

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  • Concert-performance devoted to the Independence is yet to be much discussed - Reviews - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    to be much discussed Heroic Ballade concert performance staged at the Republic Square on September 21 was perhaps one of the most memorable events organized within the 20th anniversary of Armenia s independence The concert started with Heroic Ballade by Arno Babajanyan and the 3D image of the child Areg with Armenia s 3 colored flag appeared on the buildings screens He crossed the buildings of the Square and finally raised the flag on the top of Government Building accompanied by cheerful applauds and greetings Buildings of the Square were turning into big screens during the classical concert performance which lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes It featured episodes from the Armenian history and the history of our 20 year old independent statehood Some of the historical events were shown in 3D graphics Of course it s a matter of taste Some people may not like it But I am proud that 55 thousand people had the opportunity to watch a good show and listen to quality music they got inspired and saw themselves and their history Our experience and courage bore their results stage director of Heroic Ballade Aram Sukiasyan told Bravo am who together with the creative staff had prepared for about 3 months to make September 21 a real festive occasion The idea of the concert performance was realized owing to technical support of a French company which specialists have worked at the Republic Square for a month The musical part of the performance was realized by the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eduard Topchyan The concert started with a piece from the Symphony N 2 by Avet Terteryan then was followed by pieces by Achemyan Saryan Hovhannisyan Khachatryan Yekmalyan Mirzoyan Hovhannisyan Baghdasaryan Yerkanyan Babajany6an Komitas Harutyunyan Ayvazyan Ayvazyan and Karvarents The concert which was a

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  • KOHAR Fascinates and Glitters in Armenia - Reviews - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    visa to travel to Armenia There are the following types of visas Visitor visa Official visa Diplomatic visa Transit visa Transportation The most convenient way to visit Armenia is by air Air transport fulfills the flights through the Zvartnots International Airport Reviews KOHAR Fascinates and Glitters in Armenia On May 28 KOHAR the world renowned choral and music ensemble showcased its largest concert with Stars of Armenia at Liberty Square near the Opera House in the heart of Yerevan The star studded event brought together the most popular singers of Armenia who performed with KOHAR songs admired by fans and audiences alike The live concert was broadcast live by Armenia s Channel 1 TV and for the first time via internet live stream Over 10 000 spectators in addition to tens of thousands of TV and internet viewers from Armenia and the diaspora were mesmerized by the program which was dubbed the biggest show ever performed in Armenia KOHAR s latest production by Hayasa Cyprus and Domino Armenia boasted a superb 3D mapping and projection of images of Armenia s unyielding history on the facade of the Opera House from Noah s Ark to its national symbol Ararat to its rich alphabet the Ayp Pen Kim and the historic Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia KOHAR s over 150 orchestra and choir members along with the 15 member dance ensemble performed in the presence of the presidents of the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno Karabagh Republic the prime minister and the speaker of the National Assembly church representatives headed by Catholicos Karekin II and many celebrities and artists With this concert Cyprus born conductor Maestro Sebouh Abcarian engraved the Armenian culture with yet another golden page titled KOHAR His enchanting baton movements brought onto stage the A list of Armenia s

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  • 3d Virtual Travel to Tatev Monastery - Reviews - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas and Passport Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Armenia Armenia is one of the oldest and most historic civilizations in the world It is considered to be the place where Biblical Noah and his descendants first settled as well as the first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion since 301 A D Visas and Passport

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