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Honeymoon in Armenia

Armenia, a Eurasian country

Armenia - acknowledged as one of the cradles of civilization - is a beautiful country with a sophisticated people and a long and cultured history. As a result, Armenia is an intriguing tourist destination. Numerous monuments and masterpieces of the ancient era and Middle Ages can be found throughout the country.

Tourism in Armenia is rooted in the country's historical landmarks and natural attractions such as the water resorts of Lake Sevan, the hot springs of Arzni and Jermuk, the forests of Dilijan, Aghveran, Tsaghkadzor, Bjurakan and Gugark, and the mountainous natural caves and cliffs of the Southeast region. The 5165 meter Mount Ararat, geographically located in Turkey, is a national symbol of Armenia and is visible from much of the Southwest region.

ArmeniaThe majestic peaks of Mount Ararat provide a stunning backdrop to Yerevan. The monastery of Khor-Virab and the ruins of the ancient city of Dvin (dating back to the second century BC) are located in the mid-distance aerial view of Yerevan, capital of Armenia.

Also situated on Republic Square are the Armenian History Museum and the Art Gallery of Armenia. Here, one finds informative and interesting models and artifacts of ancient Urartu and Armenia.

Yerevan, the ancient capital of Armenia, extends you a warm and friendly welcome. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. The earliest recorded settlement there dates back to 782 BC.

As you explore the many interesting sights in Yerevan, you will learn about the culture and history of one of the world's oldest nations.

While flying in a plane over the Armenian Plateau you will see an endless chain of mountains, lakes hidden in the heights, mountain torrents and waterfalls, valleys, isolated highlands. Among all these, Lake Sevan unveils itself with constantly changing colors - either matching the sky in a harmony or contrasting itself to the blue sky. It is almost a sin to be in Armenia and not see Lake Sevan or swim in it. Sevan is a lake of mysteries.

Armenia is beautiful not only in summer but also in winter when the mountains and valleys are covered with snow.Armenia

Walk the streets of Armenian towns that are full of greenery. Each of them is like a garden, extend your hand and pick up a mulberry or a cherry, a peach or an apricot. Each town has its own legend and history, its uniqueness.

Armenian architecture, a particularly rich part of the Armenian heritage, is widely recognized as a unique contribution to international architecture. The tradition of architectural engineering has ancient origins on the Armenian highlands.

Want to taste an exciting blend of old and new? Join us in the adventure of revealing the legends of an ancient land, a land of fascinating, unspoiled nature, innumerable historic monuments spiced with spirit of Paganism and Christianity, a motherland of ancient innocent civilization, hospitable people and respected traditions.

Want a holiday for your body and soul? Want a fresh breath of cultural air in your spirit? Sightseeing, excursions to the local galleries and exhibitions, shows and concerts. And this is only the smallest part of what kind of opportunities open before you the very moment you step on Armenian land. You will also get acquainted with habits and traditions of the inhabitants of this blessed land, become a witness of many rituals, both with ancient roots, and modern ones.

Are you a confirmed camper or an enthusiast hiker? Or maybe the only way of rest you admit is to go up the mounts and down the canyons, cross swiftly flowing rivers, put up a tent in a picturesque surroundings, burn fire and sit watching stars, listening to the melody of silence? Or perhaps you are an amateur writer seeking for fresh experiences and new feelings? Have you ever imagined camping in the grounds of an ancient monastery? We are sure you won't want to miss the highlights of this ancient country.

Language

The official language in the Republic of Armenia is Armenian (Hayeren). Russian is also widely used.

Currency and banking

The Armenian national currency is the Dram (AMD).

All currencies may be freely imported and exported. Money can be exchanged for local currency at the airports, banks, most hotels and shops during normal opening hours. Travellers' cheques and credit cards are generally accepted. There are exchange 'bank machines' in Yerevan.

The US Dollar and Euro are the most used hard currencies in Armenia.

Source: http://www.tourismarmenia.org

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