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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. Arrange to visit Garni Gorge and other attractions in Garni using our Garni day trip planner .
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  • Right next to the pagan temple, there is a Grand Canyon Canyon type. In the background a River meanders. On the right side of the Canyon there is a formation of basaltic rocks very high and steep. There are legends associated with these rocks, in front of a superb view of the fantastic mountains of Caucasso. Site for entrance, to, admire the nature and breathe fresh air.
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  • From the Garni Temple can be reached on foot from the mountain, but it will take enough time, it is best reached by car with four-wheel drive. Beautiful place, worthy of visit.
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  • Very interesting looks from the Temple of Garni and basalt in the area of the authority. Takes your breath away. Worth a look.
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  • One of the most coolest and prettiest locations in all of Kotayk Region, maybe in all of Armenia. If youre a tourist and you visit Garni, be sure to come here too. Its a great experience, and you'll be able to see a beautiful natural phenomenon. Very much recommend.
  • One of the most beautiful places in Kotayk region. If you visit Garni do not forget to also visit here. You can take awesome pics and the stones hanging on the rocks makes it scary and even beautiful. To reach there you have 2 ways. With a car or by foot. There you can also find a challenging road to go and see even beautiful places the road goes right on the left of Garni temple.
  • This is one place that if you miss it then not sure you could find similar to this place on your next trip the shape of rocks are amazing and need to be explore by feet then by car to feel the nature
  • Fascinating view
  • Lots of tourists go to Garni temple and miss no less gorgeous place - Symphony of the Stones in Garni. You have to be attentive to find this place. I recommend to wear long pants. Armenian snakes like Garni too :) I didn't meet them, just heard about ;) The place is very beautiful even people go there for wedding photos!!
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