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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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  • Fascinating views. Combine with a visit to the Temple of Garni and Geghard monastery. Turns out perfectly day in Armenia. Sunset in this place APUPITELNYJ.
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  • I kind of reviewed this with the temple which is too new for my jaded taste . But this is worth coming to Armenia ! Just loved it  more »
  • After our visit to the Garni Temple, we took a jeep ride down to the Gorge. (you could walk, but would take over half an hour on bad road) It was breathtaking to see the rock formations. I visited the...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • Gorgeous place, don't miss if you visit Garni temple! it's quite near
  • Such a fantastic place! Getting here is fast. You can come here from the eastern part of the village. You can walk to the pagan temple taking the western road from here (this way you can avoid paying the entrance fee...just jokin'). The gorge has a medieval bridge, which used to be old, but after being renovated it looks very new and not interesting. Sometimes it is so frightening to walk under the cliffs because they can fall on you anytime and everywhere! But, anyway, it is an unforgettable experience to walk here!
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