Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan

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#1 of 42 in Nature in Armenia
The largest body of water in the Caucasus region, Lake Sevan boasts a number of resorts, camping sites, and cabana-type accommodations catering to budget-minded travelers. The high-altitude lake lies 1,900 m (6,233 ft) above sea level, offering excellent hiking opportunities that combine scenic nature with impressive cultural heritage, passing ancient monasteries and prehistoric stone gardens with petroglyphs. Resembling a sea, the lake displays a range of blue colors and is home to many hearty fish, most notably the endemic Sevan trout or ishkhan, a local specialty. Use our Lake Sevan trip planner to arrange your visit to Lake Sevan and other attractions in Lake Sevan.
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  • Lake Sevan-one of the largest mountain lakes. Located at an altitude of almost 2000 km I was there in early January. Harsh beauty! The wind was such that one had to move, holding on to the railing! Like being in a blizzard somewhere in Antarctica! Once upon a time on the lake there was an island and there was built an ancient monastery. It was not much-not a little in the year 874! It has survived to the present day. There is this powerful handsome man from the inevitability of stone on the high shore of the lake. But now swim to it does not need to get, TK Island eventually turned into a peninsula. And this jumper divided the lake on the big and small Sevan.
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  • In winter when you want to substitute lake and mountain view you must visit lake sevan and khorvirap church...just go there and smell the iced wind to feel yourself a live...  more »
  • The bay and the city of Sevan are well visible from the monastery. The combination of a slightly restless water, shining sun, dazzling snow, blue with the clouds of the sky-the unimaginable charm of winter Sevan.
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  • Breath taking! Seen this magnificent lake for 2nd time and Im still amazed with it’s beauty.. Worth to visit..♥️
  • Lake Sevan is truly a wonder if visited when the winter is receding and summer time is approaching. You would see this heavenly view, the blinding bright shine if you happen to visit this place mid to end of March. Take the time to savour the beauty of nature when you’re there.
  • What a magnificent view especially during winter...
  • Amazing views! The church is breathtaking ❤️ loved it
  • Beautiful lake, neat and clean, very good for cruising
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