Take the 266 minibus from Yerevan Gai bus station (opposite to the Mercedes-Benz Pavilion) to Gani Temple, 250 AMD, economical. There is a big gap between tickets for locals and foreigners, and foreigners charge 1500AMD. Walking down the path next to the temple, you can reach Stone Symphony. The naturally formed volcanic jointed rock wall in the area is spectacular. It’s not lost on the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, but the snow-covered road is dangerous in winter. Spring, summer and autumn are recommended. go with.
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The ruins of the Greek style are rare in this country and worth visiting. What's more interesting is the volcanic basalt below the Grand Canyon. The naturally formed hexagonal large-scale rock wall is formed by the rapid freezing of glaciers during the volcanic eruption. It is very worthwhile to appreciate it.
The Temple of Ghani, a world cultural heritage, is quietly hidden in the Transcaucasus Mountains. It is the only Greek-Roman architecture left by Armenia. It was built in the first century and is surprising. It seems that the taste of ancient Rome can be explored in the Temple of Garni. Armenia is the first country in the world to designate Christianity as the state religion, and it is surrounded by Islamic countries. Therefore, a masterpiece of Greco-Roman religious architecture has stood here since the first century, which is a miracle in itself. Over the years, quietly watching every sunrise and sunset, from winter to spring, how many centuries have been silently reincarnated? Compared with the illusory history, taking a souvenir photo with the temple in front of you as the background seems to be more exciting. Wandering on the uneven stone road next to the temple, the golden sunlight penetrated through the gaps in the pillars and shot into the outer wall of the temple, seeming to warm the weather-beaten icy walls, and the years seemed to never pass away.
an amazing temple! it is the only one left in the whole Caucasus region! definitely visit when in Armenia!
Parked the car in the scenic spot parking lot and paid 200AMD parking fee, and then purchased 1500AMD (high ticket price for foreigners) per person at the entrance of the scenic spot to enter the scenic spot. I didn't understand why this attraction has to charge tickets, perhaps because it was an archeological restoration site during the Brezhnev period in the Soviet Union, so it has continued to charge to this day. This is a Greek-style building, standing tall and lonely on the high ground of a valley. Surrounded by mountains, this temple really feels a bit "god like". According to the information, this is the only Hellenistic temple building in Armenia, and it is also the most easterly complete Hellenistic temple in the world. It was built in the 1st century AD. The original building was destroyed in an earthquake in 1679. What visitors see today is the restoration of the archaeological circles in the Brezhnev era of the Soviet Union. In the restoration, archaeologists used many building components scattered on the spot. We climbed onto the high platform of the temple and saw that the temple was empty. It was a nice view of the valley from the high platform along the surrounding corridors. Then walk down to the temple to admire the natural scenery in front of the fence beside the nearby cliff. The valley scenery inside is already autumnal, and the yellow covering and the village houses hidden by the green trees complement each other. Surrounding the temple are large tracts of ruined walls, one of which was built to protect the house. Walk in and see what turned out to be the ruins of an ancient Roman bathroom. There are mosaic tiles with paintings on the ground.
The Temple of Garni is an ancient Armenian castle and settlement. 27 kilometers east of Yerevan. It was built on a settlement in the era of combined use of bronze and stone in the 2nd century BC. There are the ruins of the protective wall and the polytheistic temples of the Greek and Roman Ionian columns in the 1st century AD. The ruins of the 1-3th century manor house include halls, houses and bathrooms.