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View near Garni Temple by Michael Karavanov

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Taken by
Michael Karavanov Michael Karavanov
Explore score
0.17 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 29, 2012
Date taken

2012, January 29. Armenia, near Yerevan, panorama near Garni temple
Made from 57 pictures.
From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garni Will open in a new tab or windowen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garni_Temple Will open in a new tab or windowGarni is notable for its fortress complex with the 1st century AD Garni Temple, Surb Astvatsatsin Church, Mashtots Hayrapet Church, a ruined 4th century single-aisle church, a ruined Tukh Manuk Shrine, Saint Sargis Shrine, and a Queen Katranide Shrine.
Nearby is the Garni Gorge with well preserved basalt columns, carved out by the Goght River. This portion of the gorge is typically referred to as the "Symphony of the Stones". It is most easily reached via a road that leads left down the gorge just before reaching the temple of Garni. Another road leads to the gorge through the village, down a cobblestone road, and into the valley.
Once in the valley, turning right will lead to Garni Gorge, an 11th century medieval bridge, and the "Symphony of the Stones". Taking a left will lead along the river past a fish hatchery, up to the Khosrov Reserve, and a little further Havuts Tar Monastery (which may be seen from the temple). Within the reserve is also Aghjots Vank of the 13th c., a church of S. Stepanos and the fortress of Kakavaberd. Garni lies along the road to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geghard Monastery (further 7 km southeast).

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