Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan - Armenia (Chapter)
This is the Armenia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan guidebook.
Despite past woes, Armenia has built its memorials, dusted itself off and moved on. Easily visited highlights include ancient monasteries, candlelit churches and high-walled forts – but lasting impressions lie more with the gracious, humble and easy-going Armenians themselves.
- immerse yourself in the lively cultural life, buzzing cafe scene and wealth of museums in the capital, Yerevan
- go exploring in the idyllic Yeghegis Valley, peppered with quaint villages, old churches and even a mysterious Jewish cemetery
- break for a few days in Dilijan for some fine mountain scenery, hiking trails and its revitalised historic old town
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Understand Armenia, Armenia Today, History – from Christianity to independence, Arts, Food & Drink, Directory, Transport, Yerevan & around, Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, Zvartnots Cathedral, Echmiadzin, Sardarapat, Ashtarak, Byurakan & around, Mt Aragats, Khor Virap Monastery, northern Armenia, Lake Sevan & around, Sevan, Tsaghkadzor, Dilijan, Haghartsin, Goshavank, Ijevan, Vanadzor, Stepanavan & around, Debed Canyon, Gyumri, Marmashen, Harichavank, southern Armenia, Areni, Noravank, Yeghegnadzor & around, Yeghegis & around, Vayk & around, Jermuk, Sisian & around, Goris & around, Tatev, Kapan, Meghri
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