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Old Khndzoresk, Syunik Province

Nature comes to life at Old Khndzoresk, a village known for its suspension foot bridge and ancient dwellings. Walk the bridge, made of steel mesh, and explore a ravine with picturesque rock formations and cave settlements over 1,000 years old. As there are no flat areas suitable for construction of houses, people used man-made caves as dwellings, some of which reach 20-30 m (66-98 ft) from the ground. A 17th century church and a hermitage with a tomb of an 18th century national hero can be found in the area. By using our Goris day trip site , you can arrange your visit to Old Khndzoresk and other attractions in Goris.
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  • Located near Goris, Old Khndzoresk is an early village largely constructed out of soft rock and known for its role in the liberation movement of David Bek in the 18th century. Old Khndzoresk is situat...  more »
  • We wake up in the morning to Goris and say to our driver that we planned a visit to Khndzoresk village; He makes a few phone calls and about 10 minutes after getting a man with a Lada 1400 's that will take us to destination (our driver had a Mercedes and said that his car couldn't go up to Khndzoresk). Considering that we were in a car with a stranger who spoke only Armenian, he held a hammer near the handbrake, and we were about 10 Km from the border with Nagorno-Karabakh region, a quiet little Blinky picked us. In any case we arrive at destination safely and the show that opens up before us is wonderful: the city of Khndzoresk is entirely carved out of the rock, something truly unique. You can wander among the caves, you first have to get off a slew of steps and then cross a suspension bridge and the visit would last at least 2 hours. We stuck to observe from the viewpoint of this ancient wonder.
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  • The path to the cave lies across the suspension bridge. Caves can freely walk, go to the local church. At the bottom of the bridge a small museum about the life of cave life-tour "custodian-Guide" requests 1000 AMD per person.
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