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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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  • Great place with a beautiful view. Entrance fee (1500 AMD), but for students almost free nearby there is a few tasty and inexpensive restaurant with great terraces.
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  • Very easy to reach by car. Insanely beautiful place with stunning views of the mountains. The best thing for lovers of breathtaking views.
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  • The entrance fee is 1500 drums. There is only a temple of Greece wind. It's nice to see the stone Symphony from here along the river.
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  • This is one of the beautiful and wonderful places on the Earth. Visit Armenia and see this wonder with your own eyes.
  • The only ancient Pagan temple in Armenia. It is so well preserved and beautiful. The best way to see it is to take a tour.
  • Its a splendid architecture and it can not be missed during the Armenian trip. I enjoyed visiting this place a lit. And I recommend each and every one to visit thisnplace.
  • We got there without entrance free. Good place to learn about pre Armenian history.
  • Reminiscent of ancient Greek architecture, this structure is nearly as majestic as all other historical sites in Armenia. The drive from Yerevan is equally as spectacular with gorgeous scenery and the backdrop of arid mountains blends well with the nature of the building. It can get quite busy but this is a must see site.
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