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To enjoy the view of Mount Ararat

It’s already worth visiting Armenia because of its majestic and unique Mount Ararat. Ararat is a symbol of homeland for all Armenians and despite the fact that now it is not situated on the territory of Armenia, it is exactly from here that opens the most exciting and unforgettable view of this sacred mountain. According to the Bible, Noah’s Ark stopped at this mountain after the World Flood. After the water of the flood had completely gone, Noah came down and settled in the Ararat valley. That’s why Armenians have such respect to this Biblical Mount, and the climbing to it is considered a pilgrimage to the holy places. If you go up to the top of the Cascade, you’ll get a completely unforgettable view of both Mount Ararat and Yerevan. But still, for those who want to truly enjoy the magnificent views, it is best to go to the monastery of Khor Virap. The road will take you about one hour drive from Yerevan, but the memories will last a lifetime. It is difficult to move look away from the mountain, and being surrounded by such beauty, it will become clear why for Armenian Ararat is more than just a beautiful mountain.
It’s already worth visiting Armenia because of its majestic and unique Mount Ararat.
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Climb the Yerevan Cascade

Construction of architectural complex of Cascade in the capital city of Armenia began in the 70’s of the last century and is still in process. Many-tier Big Cascade and its system of huge stairs remind the Tower of Babel. From the city centre that lies in the lowland, it goes up high into the mountains. The one who gets to the view point of the Cascade will get a fantastic panorama of Yerevan.
Construction of architectural complex of Cascade in the capital city of Armenia began in the 70’s of the last century and is still in process.
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To stroll around night Yerevan

Yerevan is a cozy pink city, which history dates back to 2790 years. It is beautiful both day and night, however, the evening city has special attraction. Evening lights are turned on, and you can go to the center of the capital and visit its “heart” – the Republic Square. Every day from May to October lots of people gather at the square to enjoy colorful and spectacular musical fountains. This show is the favorite attraction of both locals and tourists. The program includes classical masterpieces, national music, modern rock and pop, and the end is always accompanied by the song of Charles Aznavour “Eternal Love”. In the evening, you can also go to the Opera Theater, where there are always lots of people. There you will find various cozy cafes and even a vast playground for riding on the rollers. The other place that amazes its visitors at night is Northern Avenue. Here you can have a good walk, visit nice cafes and restaurants and just have a lot of fun!
Yerevan is a cozy pink city, which history dates back to 2790 years. It is beautiful both day and night, however, the evening city has special attraction.
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Taste and buy Armenian cognac

It’s even better to visit a famous Yerevan cognac factory that stores barrels of cognac dated from 1887 in its basements. Armenia grows six varieties of grapes. You should definitely bring along one of the most popular souvenirs from Armenia – branded Armenian cognac.
It’s even better to visit a famous Yerevan cognac factory that stores barrels of cognac dated from 1887 in its basements.
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Bargain on Vernissage

You can buy anything on Yerevan Vernissage, and not only paintings as you might have thought as the name hints. Of course, there are many paintings of local artists available for sale, but national souvenirs and icons, percolators and coffee machines, cheap substitutes and expensive antiques are also offered. And remember – bargaining on Vernissage is a tradition!
You can buy anything on Yerevan Vernissage, and not only paintings as you might have thought as the name hints.
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Try out khorovats

For some reason, many people think that ‘khorovats’ is a vegetable seasoning to shashlick (barbecue), though in Armenian it actually means shashlick. Barbecued shashlick barbecued is called ‘karsi khorovats’, cooked in a brazier ‘khazani khorovats’. All in all there are more than two dozens of varieties of shashlick in Armenian cuisine that are served with greens and vegetables. Just try them all during your vacation in Armenia.
For some reason, many people think that ‘khorovats’ is a vegetable seasoning to shashlick (barbecue), though in Armenian it actually means shashlick.
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Buy an Armenian carpet

Carpet weaving is the oldest craft mastered by Armenians. Carpets were used for tables, chests, seats and beds. Carpets often served as curtains in the doorways and altars in temples. You can both an old carpet and a new one in the factory where it’s possible to make the one to your taste. Just in case for the customs check at the airport, keep the receipt of purchase of a new carpet to prove it doesn’t have any historical value. If you buy an antique carpet, then make sure you have the certificate permitting you export.
Carpet weaving is the oldest craft mastered by Armenians.
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To listen to the duduk in its homeland

It is impossible to imagine the Armenian national music without the duduk. The music of duduk is sad and heartwarming, it represents singing mountains, crying graybeards and laughing children. This modest-looking instrument made of apricot wood, has extremely touching and soulful sound. Already hundreds of years its music has been accompanying all the important events in the life of the Armenian people: weddings and funerals, birth and baptism. Most recently, duduk was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visiting Armenia you will be able not only to enjoy its touching music, but also buy this instrument as a souvenir at the famous ”Vernissage” fair situated a 6-minute walk from the Republic Square.
It is impossible to imagine the Armenian national music without the duduk.
Duduk

To feel the real hospitality

Any tourist after the trip to Armenia mentions the kindness and hospitality of the locals. Armenians are people with open and warm heart; they are so glad to meet their foreign guests and try to do everything for making them feel as comfortable as possible. It is not surprising if during your trip, you will find yourself visiting some Armenian family the members of which will treat you and then send home with lots of goodies. If you need help, feel free to approach the locals on the street and ask questions. Armenians have a good command of the Russian language, and many speak English, so communication will not cause a problem. It is possible that after your trip, you will get good friends and acquaintances, who will wait for your return to their beloved homeland!
Any tourist after the trip to Armenia mentions the kindness and hospitality of the locals.
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To taste the most delicious apricot in the world

Perhaps, it is already well-known fact that the most delicious apricots grow in Armenia! And the most common version about the origin of this golden fruit states that it has Armenian origin. In Latin apricots name sounds like “Prunus armeniaca”, that means “Armenian plump”. If you want to enjoy the aroma of this sunny fruit, visit Armenia in summer, as its season starts in June and lasts till the end of July. At this time, all the shops and supermarket counters are filled with sweet Armenian apricots (of course, if the harvest was good).
Perhaps, it is already well-known fact that the most delicious apricots grow in Armenia!
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To take the longest cable way in the world

Even if you do not have much time to travel around Armenia, try to necessarily visit the monastery of Tatev. It is located at a distance of 253 km from Yerevan, which will take about 4 hours ride by car. The road is long, but it’s worth it – you will go to the south of Armenia through the scenic mountains, alpine meadows, and waterfalls. The monastery of Tatev was built right on the edge of a cliff and looks amazingly at the background of surrounding nature. You can get to the monastery by cable way “The rings of Tatev”. It was built not long ago and is the longest in the world as its length is 5 km! The cable way stretches over the picturesque gorge of the river Vorotan, and takes you straight to the monastery. Since the way back to Yerevan is long enough, you can spend the night in the town of Goris, situated at a distance of 30 km from the monastery of Tatev.
Even if you do not have much time to travel around Armenia, try to necessarily visit the monastery of Tatev.
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