Armenia Travel Guide
The tiny country of Armenia is located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Despite the fact that it should be at a cultural crossroads, Armenia has a surprisingly homogenous population, and a rich and fascinating history. Despite being surrounded by Christian as well as Islamic countries, Armenia is a distinct entity that created for itself a unique way of life and culture. Armenia presents varied scenery and many of its tourist attractions are located in places of great natural beauty. Travelers who are interested in historical and religious sites will have a great time in Armenia, the world’s first official Christian country. Armenia is the perfect holiday destination for those who would like to discover a country relatively untainted by mainstream international culture. Armenia is a capsule that carefully preserved its heritage, and it is proud to reveal it to the curious visitor. This Armenia Travel Guide will help you discover this fascinating country and its people.
Armenia Travel Guide - Geography and Points of Interest
Armenia is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The land is mountainous, but there aren’t many forests, which is not to say that there isn’t a lot of lush vegetation on the vast expanses of uninhabited area. The country is crisscrossed by many fast rivers that run through flat but elevated regions.
Summers in Armenia can be quite hot and sunny, but winters are usually harsh. If you are looking for cities where you can find museums and other entertainment, you can find all of these in Central Armenia, especially in the capital city of Yerevan. The Lake Sevan region is famous for its beaches, but also for its beautiful monasteries. Northern Armenia is another good place for visiting monasteries and monuments, but if you are looking for breath-taking landscapes, this Armenia Travel Guide recommends the southern parts of the country.
Armenia Travel Guide - Culture and Cuisine
Despite the Turkish and Soviet occupations, Armenia has developed a unique and fascinating culture. Influences from the East and the West can be distinguished in what concerns architecture, art and even cuisine, but there are many details that make Armenia different from its neighbors.
Since Armenia adopted Christianity over 1700 years ago, much of the notable architecture in the country is of religious nature. The old and well-preserved monasteries found all over the country are one of the main tourist attractions of Armenia.
Carpet weaving is one of the traditional crafts of the Armenian people, and the artful carpets that are still being woven today are very popular with visitors. Music is another important aspect of Armenian life, and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra is highly regarded internationally. Tasting some traditional Armenian cuisine is an absolute must for any visitor. Have some Harissa, the national dish of Armenia in any traditional restaurant, and don’t forget to try out the delicious Armenia Cognac.
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