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Garni Gorge, Garni

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Marvel at impressive basalt column formations carved by the Goght River at Garni Gorge, a picturesque ravine with an eponymous pre-Christian temple of Mithras perched atop its steep cliff. Thousands of hexagonal volcanic rock bars protrude from the clifftop like a giant curtain, forming what locals call the "Symphony of the Stones." You'll see some goatherd huts, an 11th-century bridge, and a few kiosks selling dry fruits. Located some 23 km (14.3 mi) east of Yerevan, the site is best visited by 4x4 on a dirt road, and offers scenic hiking opportunities. Add Garni Gorge to your Garni travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Garni trip itinerary maker.
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  • Yes, an area on Mars (the planet) was named after this gorge! After seeing the Garni temple, definitely go to the gorge. The natural hexagonal rock carving will surprise you by their beauty. The road ...  more »
  • The mountain at prisma. Really nice-weather permitting, I recommend the Trek otherwise the view from the Temple of Garni.
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  • A great walk talking around 60 inutes through basalat formations with a local guide - river makes a great backdrop too and watching the locals gong about their business on the banks of the river. End ...  more »