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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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  • 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 »
  • 神殿就建在峡谷的顶上,顺势往下看,一大片山峰连绵不断,豪壮气派。还有被当地人视作象征的神山,据说是诺亚方舟曾经停留过的地方。