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Garni Gorge, Garni

Categories: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
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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  • Preparing to leave she studied a list of places to visit. Honestly, Garni photo and description were not impressed. However, after seeing with my own eyes, I realized that it was wrong. Clearly this would be one of the brightest impressions of Yerevan. Very beautiful gorge. Lots of autumn colors. No words can tell.
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  • Great place, but it is better to visit either early in the morning or in the evening, a little later than noon to make a good photo impossible due to the position of the Sun
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  • views, views, views are so nice. even from garni temple you can see the basalt pipes. we got there quite late, it was getting darker, so we didn't walk down the gorge as planned, but you should do tha...  read more »
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