山水人生After driving to the Geghard Monastery, I saw that the parking lot was also full of cars. I finally waited for a car to leave and vacated the parking space, and quickly drove in and parked the car to take a place. The monastery was actually built in the rock, and the rock on its back was also carved with a huge cross. The golden light graced the monastery a lot. Walking into the monastery built on the hillside, you can see that many spaces inside are excavated from the rock, so this monastery also has the nickname of the cave church. The interior of the church is relatively rudimentary and there is nothing special, except that there is a spring water flowing out of the cave in one room, so there are many people waiting in line to receive the spring water. It is said that the cave singing effect in the prayer hall is very good, but unfortunately no one shouted there at the time, so I did not experience the sound of nature. Because I have to rush back to Yerevan today to return the rented car, I still need to hurry up, so I didn't stay here any more, I hurriedly walked through and looked at it, which is considered to be a visit here.
_yt***60Well worth a visit, right in the city center, facing the beautiful Alarat Mountain, next to a park, morning and evening there are many people walking on the paths between the mountains, the air is very fresh, there are many mulberry trees on the road, sweet and delicious!
山水人生After breakfast, we checked out and left the hotel with luggage, and started our first day driving in Armenia. Following the offline "exploration map" navigation, I quickly drove out of the city of Yerevan, the capital, and entered a very spacious suburban expressway. There are not many cars in the morning, so driving is relatively smooth. Then the car entered the country road. Although it was a two-way single road, the road conditions were good. On the way, you can see Mount Ararat with snow on the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, although it is sunny today, visibility is not high, and the distant mountains look hazy. After driving about 42 kilometers in less than an hour, we arrived at the first tourist attraction today: Shenjing Church. Many tourists have arrived here, and there are already nearly ten cars in the parking lot. After parking for free in the parking lot, we started to visit the church.
Walking up to the courtyard of the church located on the rocky high ground, I saw this church with Mount Ararat as the background. Although it is located in a remote area, it is very sacred. In addition to the geographical advantage, it was also because it was once the place where the first priest who preached in Armenia achieved great achievements. According to the information, in the third century AD, the priest who was regarded as a pagan by the king was in this church and was imprisoned in the deep well for 13 years. Later, the king became seriously ill, but he survived in the deep well with the help of a mysterious woman. When the king learned about it, he let him go, but he healed the king's disease again. Since then, the king has embraced Christianity and made Christianity the state religion. So in 301 AD, Armenia became the first country in the world to regard Christianity as the state religion. This pastor is Gregorius, the first leader and enlightener of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Because of such a great priest, in 642 AD, to commemorate St. Gregorius, people built this monastery on the deep well where he was held, and this church became a sacred place. We first looked at Mount Ararat on the exterior platform of the church. Mount Ararat is divided into two peaks. The higher one is Mount Ararat (also the main peak of Mount Ararat). The measured altitudes are 5,165 meters and 5,137 meters. There is another one to the southeast of the main peak. The lower one is Little Ararat, which measures 3,907 meters and 3,896 meters above sea level. The very interesting reality is that this sacred mountain that Christians believe in is now located in Turkey, which believes in Islam. Not far from the church, you can clearly see the barbed wire fence and separation belt. Then we went to a hut to visit the deep well where the priest was detained, and went down the straight iron ladder to the deep well. In a small space, we felt the hardships of the year, which was deeply for the strength of this religious person. Moved by the will. When we walked into a monastery that was not luxurious, the layout seemed to be the same to us. Some people had started working and business early in the morning, but we did not see any religious people. Finally, I walked to the high rocky platform outside the monastery, where the grass was not covered with dust, and the mountains were endless. The large cemetery near the monastery is particularly eye-catching. The dead must also seek to settle in the land closest to heaven.
Saint Gregory The Illuminator CathedralYerevan,Armenia
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Sevan Monastery, for local people also known as Sevanavank is located on a peninsula of Sevan lake! 🌊The construction of the monastery was completed at the 9th century, consisting of two churches very similar to each other. ⛪️ The lake and the monastery are located on 2 hours-drive away distance from the capital city of Armenia, Yerevan! There are always many tourists taking pictures and admiring the panoramic view from the highest point of the peninsula to the huge lake Sevan and surrounding mountains ⛰ This place is really worth to visit! It’s open all day and free of charge!!! Near here you can find many artists selling their art works 🖼 dedicated to this lake and the monastery, also locals who sell delicious home made Armenian traditional food!!!
Lake Sevan is located 70 km away from Armenia’s capital city - Yerevan! Mostly, the color of the lake depends on the color of the sky above, seems like a huge mirror 🌌 For local people this lake is the main summer vacation destination! 🏖 So many resorts and guest houses along the shore 🏨 Right on the beach you’ll have opportunity to enjoy freshly cooked fish right from the lake or very special Armenian BBQ - Xorovats! 🍖
The lake Sevan and it’s surroundings are different and beautiful on their own way on each season of the year, so no matter when you are visiting, be sure, you’ll like it!
The fresh air and the panoramic view are just amazing!
We had a beautiful room with 2 beds in one bedroom and two bathrooms, a den, kitchen (full size) and dining room table, perfect for my two daughters and I as we celebrated our daughter's pending wedding. They were so kind as to have the room available for our early check in. They also have a guest area with sofa, bathroom and TV if your room isn't available for early check in and a community kitchen for any cooking a guest might need along with BBQ in the event one wants to grill outside. Misty checked us in and all throughout our stay she would occasionally pop out to the pool and ask if we needed anything, a beer, a water, a diet coke - and just to make sure we were all having a good time. The pool area with misters was intimate, clean and a great way to enjoy the hot summer temperatures. We had a great time and will absolutely be back. The hotel was extremely clean and the prices I felt were reasonable, the service spectacular!
#holidayvacation winter here is warm because of the warm personality of the people.the old churches are really beautiful
Lake Sevan is a large, high-altitude lake in eastern Armenia. It's known for its beaches. Set on a narrow peninsula, the Sevanavank Monastery has 2 stone churches dating to the 9th century. To the south, Hayravank Monastery overlooks the lake from a rocky outcrop. Noratus Cemetery has hundreds of carved stone khachkar memorials. Odzaberd is a ruined fortress built by the Urartian civilization in the 8th century BC.
In the visa-free country of Armenia, look for "the traces of the former Soviet Union"
mining town Alaverdi's Soviet tour
copper mine plant still in use, cable car parked in midair, punk yellow bus, once Sex plastic sheets replace office windows and dilapidated residential buildings. . . It is not difficult to see that Alaverdi in northern Armenia is a typical former Soviet mining town. Perhaps because of the high mountain emperor, there is no de-Sovietization here, and it is impossible to invest in modernization due to poverty. In this way, the wild and desolate Soviet elements and the naked poverty are preserved in such a way that it is really a heart-warming and visual feast every step! It is a pity that many people have finally placed North Armenia, but they have just rushed to check out the two world heritage monasteries in the town.
Naked visa-free | Hardcore fighters in the mining town of northern Armenia
Mikoyan Brothers Museum
said that Miko Yang, the Chinese must be no stranger, all kinds of books on Mikoyan big brother and great leader There are too many legends in the workshop. So far, people have asked why Russians do not eat dead fish. The younger brother Mi Gaoyang is the creator of the MiG fighter. In fact, these two brothers should be the most famous Soviet Armenians.
Sanahin is in the small town of Ala Verde in the province of Lorry in Armenia. Its famous world heritage site, Sanahin Monastery, is one of the must-see trips for Armenian tourists, and the Mikoyan Brothers Museum is nearby, so many You can see this small and interesting little museum in an hour.
This small museum is sponsored by the state and opened to the public in 1970. There are also gifts from the Mikoyan family, which is now run by a lady. The museum is small, but there are many interesting exhibits and many photos of the life of the Mikoyan brothers, which are fascinating to understand the life of the Soviet high-level. The second floor is not allowed to shoot now, but the postcards and fridge stickers on the first floor are very interesting! I received it a week or so after I returned to China, but I like it.
Of course, the most popular must be on the steps of the museum entrance, the MiG-21 fighter under the concrete arched ceiling, which overlooks the Lori Valley is unforgettable.
I heard that Armenia is free of visas!
May 26th, China and Armenia signed a number of bilateral agreements on mutual exemption of visas for ordinary passport holders between the two governments. After the agreement comes into effect, Armenia and Chinese citizens will be allowed to stay visa-free in the other country. 90 days.
Armenia, a republic of the Transcaucasian region at the junction of Asia and Europe. It is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, bordering Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east and Iran to the south. This mystery, few people, Jingmei, low prices, simple folk customs, a small country, really worthy of travel ~
cici exclusive Raiders:
1, visa: has not yet confirmed the effective date Therefore, it is still necessary to apply for a visa on arrival, but the customs welcome the Chinese very much. There is no pressure at all~
one entry, staying for no more than 21 days, 6 (3000 drams);
one entry, stay period No more than 120 days, 31 (15,000 drams).
2, How to arrive: China does not currently have direct flights to Armenia. It can only be transferred from Ukraine or Russia, or from Iran or Georgia.
3, the best travel season: Armenia is cold in winter and hot in summer. The best season is spring and autumn.
May 9th, the anniversary of the victory of Armenia (similar to the status of National Day).
4, Currency: UnionPay credit card withdrawal is not supported throughout Armenia, only US dollars or Euros are exchanged. Banks and streets have a lot of money exchange stores, the exchange rate is equal.
5, the taxi software is called Yandex.Taxi, which is a Russian taxi software.
6, language, Armenians mainly speak Armenian and Russian.
Since Armenia was once part of the Soviet Union, many things were still in the past. The bus stop on the side of the road and the minibus on the street are reminiscent of the glory of the Soviet era.
At the same time Armenia has many churches. This small and fascinating country was the first place to declare Christianity as the state religion. These churches are really one of the sources that my old aunts heart is satisfied with in real life~
Next we enter the Naka area that is not recognized internationally, perhaps the traveler here too Less... People are particularly enthusiastic about us, such as the Apple store owner who gave me a big pocket of the famous Apple here, and the locals who took photos with us...