Armenia Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 40%, Armenia is a country where the deeply religious roots of the Armenian Church reverberate strongly through all levels of society. As the first country to officially adopt Christianity as the state religion, many of Armenia's top destination have some type of connection back to these early roots. At the top of the list is the Khor Virap Monastery, which is located in the shadow of Mount Ararat, the location where the biblical Noah's Art is supposed to have come to rest after the flood. Today the monastery is a pilgrimage site, where legions of the faithful come to worship on the location where Saint Gregory the Illuminator was initially imprisoned and then in later years helped spread the Christian faith throughout the region. The surrounding area also offers a fantastic range of hiking options, where you can view the stunning facade of Mount Ararat - technically within Turkey - in the distance. Sticking with the religious theme, the seventh century ruins of the Zvartnots Cathedral and the Roman temple complex of Garni are also a popular destination that have both been recognized by UNESCO for their cultural significance. So, if you're looking for a place where you can you embrace spirituality against the backdrop of some truly beautiful alpine scenery, Armenia will provide everything you're looking for and probably more.
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Put away your smart phone – or iPad – and admire the printed word in the ancient manuscripts housed in the Matenadaran, which means "repository of manuscripts". Located in Yerevan, Armenia, it holds one of the world's richest....
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