Sunday, October 21, 2012

ARMENIA: Top 10 Travel Destinations, Tourist Spots and Attractions

Armenia is a European country in the Caucasus region. Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia.

Armenia is named Hayastan which means "Land of Hayk". Hayk was Noah's great-great-grandson. Many people believe that Armenia is the place where Noah's family settled and the region where Noah's Ark landed.

Top 10 Travel Destinations, Tourist Spots and Attractions of Armenia:

Mt. Ararat and Khor Virap Monastery located in Ararat plain, Armenia. 

The famous Biblical Mountains of Ararat where Noah's Ark landed and came to rest. Mount Ararat is a national symbol of Armenia. It has a very important significance to the people's history, culture, emotions, and pride. It is in Armenia's coat of Arms. The Ararat Mountains is one of the most scenic and magnificent views in Yerevan, attracting most visitors and tourists in Armenia. The Khor Virap Monastery is a 17th century Church provides a spectacular and majestic view of Mount Ararat. It is also one of the most visited church and tourist spot of Armenia.

Victory Park, Yerevan, Armenia. 
The famous Mother Armenia statue and the Military museum are located in Victory Park. The place where Mother of Armenia statue used to be the location of Joseph Stalin statue.

Yerevan Republic Square, Yerevan, Armenia. 
The Republic Square in Yerevan is the center of national celebrations, festivities, and festivals. Nearby are the popular tourist sites National Gallery, History Museum, and The Government House.

Mt. Aragats. 
With a height of over 4 km, Mount Aragat is Armenia's highest point located in Aragatsotn province, northwest from Yerevan, Armenia.

Blue Mosque, Yerevan, Armenia. 

The Blue Mosque is one of the oldest religious buildings in Armenia. With a breath-taking minaret and colorful dome, this site is a tourist must-see.

Yerevan Opera House, Yerevan, Armenia. 
The Armenian Opera Theatre is the place where most of the cultural events and gatherings takes places. Amuse yourself in fantastic shows, operas and ballets.

Yerevan Zoo. 
The Yerevan Zoo has over 200 animal species and amazing gardens. This is a favourite family amusement park in Yerevan.

Geghard monastery, Kotayk Marz, Armenia. 
Dating back to the 4th century with a profound architecture, Geghard Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Echmiadzin Cathedral, Armavir Province, Armenia. 
This 4th century cathedral has a beautiful bell tower and majestic rose gardens. Echmiadzin Cathedral is the cetral church of Christians in Armenia.

Amberd Fortress and Church, Ashtarak & Byurakan, Armenia. 
Located over 2 km above sea level, this old 7th century Amberd Fortress ruins is no doubt called "Fortress in the Clouds".

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