At the caravansary
Armenia

At the caravansary

Miranda

[ Autumn 2005 ] The caravansary we visited in Armania is situated in a highland which is more than 2400 metres high. The place is called Selim Pass and the view from here was breathtaking. We could see the valley of our restaurant which we had lunch just a while ago far below. This caravansary …

The clothes of shepherds
Armenia

The clothes of shepherds

Miranda

[ Autumn, 2005 ] After spending the cold night in the Armenian mountain, we went to Karahunj ( alias Zorats Karer), which is called ‘Armenian Stonehenge’. Here I saw two picturesque shepherds working with cows and sheep. When I looked at them closely, I noticed that one of them was quite fashionable, wearing a blue …

Monastery in the remote mountain
Armenia

Monastery in the remote mountain

Miranda

[ Autumn, 2005 ] My Malaysian friend whom I met in the Armenian tour often says ‘ the journey to Tatev was terrible, wasn’t it’ even now. We were on the non paved road for hours. On top of that, the road went up and down endlessly in the mountainous area. It was impossible to …

Noravank Monastery
Armenia

Noravank Monastery

Miranda

[ Autumn, 2005 ] Most of the destinations in Armenian tour were churches and monasteries. But each one stands in a special place and I never got tired of it. This Noravank monastery is located in a valley surrounded by rock mountains with red soils. I remember that it was very beautiful when I looked …

Mt.Ararat and the monastery
Armenia

Mt.Ararat and the monastery

Miranda

[ Autumn, 2005 ] I realise now that I was very lucky to see the Mt.Ararat so clearly. I read some travel blogs of various people and apparently the mountain is often hidden behind clouds. The building there is Khor Virap monastery. Armenia is the first country in the world which made Christianity as the …

Cave monastery
Armenia

Cave monastery

Miranda

[ Autumn, 2013 ] Another tourist destination in Armenia is Geghard Monastery. When you go down from Garni Temple on the hill, soon you will see …

Singing voice at Garni Temple
Armenia

Singing voice at Garni Temple

Miranda

[ Autumn, 2005 ] Garni Temple outside of Yerevan is one of the main tourist spots in Armenia. This is a Hellenism building originally built in the first century. It was a summer resort of kings, destroyed by the earthquake in the 17th century and rebuilt in 1970s. It is a part of the area …

Children flying paper planes
Armenia

Children flying paper planes

Miranda

[ Autumn 2005 ] I continue my memoir of my Armenian tour. This photo was taken on a hill where we could see the beautiful view, but I cannot remember the name. I remember our guide said “this area has been dangerous because of landslide, but the soil is fertile”. Also, this is some famous …

Something i understood in Erebuni Fortress
Armenia

Something i understood in Erebuni Fortress

Miranda

[ Autumn, 2005 ] The first place we visited with the tour in Armenia was Erebuni Fortress. This is the birthplace of Yerevan. This was built by Urartu Kingdom in the 8th century B.C. The name Yerevan came from Erebuni apparently. I remember seeing cuneiforms carved on a rock, but otherwise it was a desolate …

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