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Spitakavor Church (Ashtarak)

Spitakavor Church (Ashtarak)

Spitakavor Church is located in Aragatsotn Region.The church has overcome a number of attacks and…

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Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin)

Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin)

Vagharshapat is one of the historical capitals of Armenia and the spiritual center of all…

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Geghard Cave Monastery

Geghard Cave Monastery

Geghard is one of the most visited sites in Armenia,located in nearby Garni Temple in…

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Tours

Photography & Jeep Tour

Photography & Jeep Tour

8 Days from 556 EUR

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Bird Watching in Armenia

Bird Watching in Armenia

8 Days  from 414 EUR

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Getik Valley Rural Tour

Getik Valley Rural Tour

2 Days/1 Night Price Upon Request

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Garni Canyon

The Temple of Garni  in the Kotayk Region is one of the most visited sites in Armenia. However, few  are aware of the natural wonders hidden in the Garni Canyon. Beginning from the Geghama Mountains, the River Azat flows all across the Garni Gorge. In the Canyon near Garni village, you will find impressive basalt monuments that have obtained their name as Symphony of Stones that are included in Khosrove State Reserve. This beauty makes complete the never stopping murmur of the waters of Azat River.

River Azat is the left tributary of Araks River and the part flowing through Khosrov State Reserve is also called Mili River.Near the Garni village, River Azat meets its tributaryGoght and flows into the  Garni Canyon which is also called Canyon of Azat River. The river flows through the  Ararat plain, in many parts having a deep descent and rocky path.

Azat River is mainly supplied by the  ground waters. Overflows are between  months of April-July and July. This is atime when during the days of overflow you can hear stones stripping off the ground and hitting each other. The waters of the river are used for irrigation and  producing electricity.

 

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