Armenia Tourist Guide
Symbol of Eternity
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Welcome to Armenia, Mount Ararat the national symbol of Armenia. The land where the 1st ever Cathedral was built (Holy Etchimiadzin), and the first country in the world to officially adopt Christianity back in 301 AD. Armenia is also well known for their cognac and delicious fruits. Armenians have a lot to be proud of. This is my country!
Armenia official language: Armenian // Country Capital: Yerevan // Approximate population: 3.02 Million // Average annual salary: $3700 USD // Government type: Semi-Presidential system: Current Prime Minister: Hovik Abrahamyan // Emergency Phone Numbers: Police 102, Fire 101, Medical 103, Long Distance Operator 105 // Tourists can get a variety of VISA entry options in Armenia depending on your Citizenship. For more information about entry requirements visit this page HERE
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Armenia Travel Guide featuring Yerevan and more!
Power Source and outlets: Voltage: 230 V / Frequency: 50 Hz / Power sockets: type C / F
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Armenia: A safe and clean country to visit overall
Armenia has a 4 season climate, Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.
As usual, in order to use your personal cell phone in another country with a local SIM Card, you have to have your own device UNLOCKED. There are three mobile phone operators currently in Armenia: Viva Cell MTS, Orange and Beeline. Orange and Viva Cell MTS are the recommended choices for tourists. By proving your passport and a few papers to sign, you will easily get a good SIM card for cheap with internet access.
There is a 24 hour VIVA Cell MTS store in the city center of Yerevan. Google Maps to Store
Armenia is a landlocked country, so the only means of entering or exiting the country is via ground or air.
Armenia Border Crossing:
For starters, the capital Yerevan is known to be a walking city. As a tourist, you will find it very easy to get around and explore on your own two feet. Renting a car is highly unrecommended especially if you do not speak or read Armenian. There are very few to no street signs and the existing ones are all in Armenian.
Saying that, there are other ways of getting around the country and in or around the cities. The most common way is using a minivan style vehicle which sits multiple people called the "marshrutka". There are hundreds of routes and many marshrutka's are available around the city and are very easy to get. The average cost of a marshrutka for an entire day on a tour ride is roughly 10,000AMD = +/- $30USD. There are many local tour companies available to take you around the country. A good tip for using marshrutka's is to have the name of the destination written on a paper and hand it over to the driver as you get in, he will know when to stop and will let you know as well.
Railway: The Armenia electrical railway covers over 800 KM of land. It can be used to connect with neighboring countries with transfers. Also daily tours within Armenia is an option. For the official website click HERE for more information and schedules. - Yerevan Railway Station - Google Maps
Metro: Yerevan subway system has one line stretching from the north to the southern edge of the city. There are 10 stations. The fare is 100 AMD (0.2 Euro / 0.25 USD) per ride.
Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin: These two Byzantine monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of prosperity during the Kiurikian dynasty (10th to 13th century) were important centers of learning. Sanahin was renown for its school of illuminaters and calligraphers. The two monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture, whose unique style developed from a blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasian region. - Google Maps
Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley: The monastery of Geghard contains a number of churches and tombs, most of them cut into the rock, which illustrate the very peak of Armenian medieval architecture. The complex of medieval buildings is set into a landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by towering cliffs at the entrance to the Azat Valley. - Google Maps
Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots: The cathedral and churches of Echmiatsin and the archaeological remains at Zvartnots graphically illustrate the evolution and development of the Armenian central-domed cross-hall type of church, which exerted a profound influence on architectural and artistic development in the region.
One of the worlds longest cable cars:
Wings of Tatev: Wings of Tatev is a 5.7 KM cable car way between Halidzor and the Tatev monastery in Armenia. It is the longest reversible aerial tramway built in only one section, and holds the record for Longest non-stop double track cable car. - Google Maps
(Within a 20 KM Radius)
2: Shirak International Airport - Gyumri - LWN - Google Maps
(Within a 20 KM Radius)
Gyumri is the second biggest city in the Republic of Armenia.
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