Yerevan - Geghard - Garni - Symphony of Stones - Yerevan
Our direction is to the east of Armenia towards the cave monastery of the XII-XIII centuries - Geghard. The monastery is unique in its architecture, because one part of it is hollowed out and carved into the rock, and the other is attached. The jewelry work done by the architect during the construction of this temple leaves an indelible impression. Harmoniously blending into the surrounding rocks and nature of the protected area, the complex delights and amazes with its beauty. Geghard Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. There is a healing spring from which you can drink and take water with you.
We continue our excursion to the pagan temple of Garni. The temple was built in the 1st century during the reign of Tsar Trdat I. This is the only surviving pagan temple in the post-Soviet space. The architecture of the temple stands out clearly against the background of the beautiful Geghama ridge and amazes with its proportions, beauty, skill of the builders and carvers of that period. On the territory there is a bathhouse of the III century. ruins of a palace and a church.
Then we go down to the gorge of the Azat River to a section of the canyon called the “symphony of stones”. A unique natural phenomenon awaits you here, similar to the pipes of an organ, but made of vertically arranged layers of basalt. You can admire the breathtaking scenery of the Azat River Gorge, which is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.