15 things to do in Armenia that are not churches

Armenia!  This beautiful old country, full of history and wonder… and churches!  Not many people know where Armenia is, or can point to it on a map.  Things are slowly changing for this country as more and more people are starting to explore the Caucasus and adding Armenia to their list.  And we can’t blame them.  Armenia is awesome!

Being the first country in the world to accept Christianity as a state religion in AD 301, it’s no surprise that most famous sites here are churches.  Impressive, we know, but there is so much more to this magical place than see the monasteries!  So here are the top 15 things to see and do in Armenia that are not churches.

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Gravity doesn’t work: Nas Daily on “craziest” experience in Armenia

Famous vlogger Nuseir Yassin, better known by his nickname Nas Daily, who is currently exploring Armenia’s traditions, culture and the daily life, has revealed that a road near Mount Aragats is one of the craziest places he has been to.

Nuseir’s one-minute Facebook videos showing life from all the corners of the world now garner millions of views.

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Armenia to be home to one of the world’s longest ziplines

The village of Yenokavan in Armenia's Tavush province will be connected with Yell Extreme Park through a new 2400-meter-long zipline, co-founder of the project Tigran Chibukhchyan told reporters on Sunday, July 22.

A zipline is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to the freely moving pulley.

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Yerevan makes it to top 5 CIS cities popular among Russian travelers

Yerevan is one of the top 5 cities within the CIS space popular for summer trips among tourists from Russia, according to a rating compiled by the analytical agency TurStat.

The ranking is based on the analysis of the popularity of tourist trips for summer.

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The world's longest gata tasted in Yerevan

The world's longest gata tasted in YerevanThe world's longest gata -  an Armenian traditional pastry made of flour, butter and sugar - was baked, exhibited, and tasted today in Yerevan.  The unique pastry, which measured 4000cm long, 40cm wide and weighting in at 240kg adorned with dried fruit was prepared by a team of 30 pastry chefs.

The tasting event of the gata which was initiated by "Pandok Yerevan" restaurant chain, celebrating the fourth anniversary of one of its branches was attended by numerous locals and tourists. 

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Armenia among 20 world’s fastest-growing travel destinations

 Armenia among 20 world’s fastest-growing travel destinations The United Nations World Tourism Organization included Armenia in the list of 20 fastest-growing travel destinations. Every year the UNWTO is tracking the trends and presents information about which countries are spiking interest, Travel and Leisure reported.

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This week's dream trip: Falling into Armenia's generous embrace

Week trip to ArmeniaEach week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is Armenia.

"When you encounter hospitality in Armenia, you're unlikely to forget it," said Ben Lerwill at BBC. The rugged, mountainous country has been renowned for its generosity to outsiders since the days of the Silk Road, when countless traders, soldiers, and migrants passed through its beautiful, rolling landscape. "As long ago as 400 B.C., the Greek general Xenophon brought his troops this way and gave accounts of tables groaning with lamb, poultry, and barley wine.

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Why Armenians love strangers

Armenians, like their Caucasus neighbours, have long been renowned for generosity to outsiders – a result of the country’s historical location on the Silk Road.

I never meant to spend the night in Dilijan. I’d been making my way through northern Armenia towards the capital city of Yerevan, having crossed from Georgia several days earlier. My travels were taking me south, but slowly. The landscapes up here were all muscle and brawn: dry escarpments and deep, hefty canyons.

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17 Reasons to Visit Armenia

17 Reasons to Visit ArmeniaEvery season in Armenia has its own bright colors, beautiful nature, and amazing flavors. Every season has its prominence, whether the snow-white winter wonderland, the golden autumn, the colorful spring, or the sunny summer with a bounty of aromatic and delicious fruits and vegetables. Great things come in small packages, in this case, small landmasses. Whether by land or air, this ancient land of Armenia awaits you to explore its riches and begin your adventure. Here we present 17 reasons to visit Armenia.

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What makes Armenia a dream destination?

 What makes Armenia a dream destination? Sun-kissed vineyards, awe-inspiring peaks of Mount Ararat and the gorgeous waterfalls. every aspect of Armenia is, well, Insta-worthy. Sandwiched between Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan, the country of three million people boasts of a kaleidoscopic culture, flavourful cuisine and an eventful history fraught with bloody conquests and political upheavals. From Alexander the Great's expeditions to invasions by the Roman legions, the Iranians and the Ottomans, the intrepid Armenians have witnessed it all.

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