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Garni Temple, Garni

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The classical Hellenistic structure of Garni Temple remains the only embodiment of Armenia's pre-Christian era. Built in the 1st century CE by king Tiridates I, the temple honored the sun god Mihr. Today, in addition to drawing scores of tourists, it represents a shrine for Armenian neopaganism. As you approach the site surrounded by mountains, notice the structure's colonnades, geometrical figures, and rich decorations, all typical of Ancient Greek architectural style. Scholars speculate that it may in fact have functioned as a tomb, allowing the structure to survive the mass destruction of pagan edifices. Make Garni Temple a part of your Garni vacation plans using our Garni tour planner.
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  • Ancient Greek temple, injured after the earthquake and rebuilt in 70-ies of the last century, stands in an absolutely stunning location-at the edge of the ledge over the Gorge. All sides have scenic views, it does not want to leave. Sit down on the bench, you have listened to the breeze and zavisnesh for an hour or so easy. It is obligatory to visit on a sunny day! We are at the end of October were-around incredible fall colors, picture and stands in front of the eyes.
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  • Garni is a must, precisely because it is different from all the churches that you're visiting is the only pagan temple that was... There are also the ruins of a Roman bath. The view is beautiful also... When you get there are some gentlemen playing music you give it a special atmosphere.
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  • This temple stands on a cliff near the Azat River valley. With walls of huge basalt blcoks, the temple was once the summer palace of King Trdat I, who built it in the first century AD. Destroyed by an...  more »
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  • A must see!!!! Beautiful pagan temple only preserved by a open minded Armenian Queen in close to the 400 AD period . The only Pagan Roman Temple in Armenia I believe today. Beautiful views surround this temple, Some walking wear good sturdy shoes. maybe a couple hours here. Fun to see surrounding area . New construction nearby
  • An incredibly old Pagan temple built by the Romans. While incredibly cool, there isn't all that much to see here besides the building. Takes 30 minutes tops.
  • Good to visit in the end of your tour de Armenia. There are quite a lot of tourist. Also, temple has been renovated in Soviet occupation era and you can see it on the quality od renovation:)
  • The temple is Must-see place in Armenia. The Garni Temple was build in 65 AC and is the only temple from pre-Christianity time that was saved. The entrance to the area is 250 dram for locals and 1250 dram for tourtists. And also one of the oldest mosaics is saved near temple which was in the floor of the bath.
  • A beautiful temple that is ancient and saw some great sights there! Beautiful views.

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