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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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  • July 12, 2017
    Very beautiful gorge. Especially in may or autumn. In these months the Gorge writes Greens. Beautiful, nice, mentally.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Beatiful view of entire area with lot of fruits all the way Restaurants available with home made breads  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    The most beautiful gorge in the Caucasus. Amazing views, breathtaking catches. Almost sheer cliff with a viewing platform and the ancient temple opens absolutely extraordinary views of mountain peaks and river flow. Watch could be indefinitely if not for the heat.
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  • May 25, 2017
    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!!
  • March 28, 2017
    Gorgeous place, don't miss if you visit Garni temple! it's quite near
  • August 17, 2016
    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!
  • March 3, 2017
    Uncreatable
  • April 1, 2017
    Amazing

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