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Armenia may be fuelled by a trouble past, but it makes up for it, through its ancient yet rich culture. It’s warm and inviting civilization, will also make your trip a wonderful and inviting one. Additionally, its diverse geographical structures have created a haven of variety of climates, which in turn, has given birth to several mesmerizing landscapes. With an exciting adventure waiting for you here, you definitely must travel here!
Alaverdi is the place to begin your journey. This town is filled with rustic houses complete with modern day infrastructure where you can spend a relaxing day. Next, travel to forested town of Ijevan, surrounded by the Aghstev River running through it. Travel onwards to Vanadzor, where you can still view the remnants of the old Soviet Union rule here. Next, travel to Gyumri, which is home to several structures, built in a distinctive Russian style with touches of Armenian back in the 18th century. Hrazdan is your next destination. This town is home to a rich cultural heritage since its inception and definitely worth a visit. Next, travel to Yerevan which stands as the capital of the country. This contrasting city comprises of the perfect blend of the old and the new. You will find a variety of attractions ranging from flea markets to ancient monuments with intricate designs. Next on the itinerary is Yeghegnadzor, which is filled with a rich environment along with historical remnants dating back from the 12th century. Finally travel to Kapan, which is filled with majestic mountains and valleys. Within these landscapes, you will find various other interesting and exciting monuments and fortresses which make for an excellent visit.
With a rich history and culture, it comes as no surprise that there are several attractions and monuments that are worth visiting. The Matenadaran is one such attractions that is a must visit. This structure stands as a repository of the country’s ancient manuscripts, research institutes and museums, which makes it one of the world’s richest depositories of knowledge and data. History buffs will take utter delight in visiting this place. The Geghard Monastery is also a delightful place of visit. Built in the 12th century against a river gorge, this ancient structure enjoys the UNESCO World Heritage Site status apart from being one of the popular destinations for visiting. If you are looking for an architectural marvel, you must travel to the Etchmiadzin Cathedral. Apart from being one of the oldest cathedrals in the world, it also the most intricate art detail on the exteriors and interiors. Nature lovers can always take a walk in the slopes of the iconic Mount Aragats which apart from being a majestic geographical structure, also stands as a spiritual symbol to the locals.
With a culture that has a rich heritage, Armenia produces some of the most delicious and lip smacking delights that is almost irresistible to those who try them. A must try for all meat lovers is the Khorovat flavours with distinctive Armenian spices. Try the borscht along with the khash and dolma. Dont forget to try the local and fresh produce which is found only in the country, especially all the dairy products. For the beverages, do try the oghi, local beer or wine. For a more local taste try the tan , jermuk or even the different hyut.
The landscapes here make an excellent hiking opportunity, especially with so many monuments scattered across the country. Additionally, one can even indulge in a bit of rock climbing for a bit of a work out. The coastal areas near the lake provide an excellent opportunity for wind surfing, which is a popular choice for locals. Additionally, winter makes an excellent season for skiing down the majestic mountains and valleys here.
With so many activities and monuments to visit, there is a lot to plan on your trip here. While you may ensure that you get only the best and the most fun and adventure out of your trip, at times, there is a distinctive possibility that an unplanned mishaps might occur. While this may hamper your trip, it can also harm your safety. In order to be prepared for such events, it is best to have a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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