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Why Come to Armenia?

Why Come to Armenia?
Armenia is an excellent destination for most of the travelers and tourists who want to explore old culture and history. Armenia offers a healthy choice as it is along the Silk Road, at the crossroads of migration and trade for many Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and European countries. The Republic of Armenia, covering an area of 29,743 square kilometers. Mostly mountainous, with fast flowing rivers and few forests, it can be truly called Paradise on the Earth. The climate is highland continental, with hot summers and cold winters.

Why Come to Armenia? Why Come to Armenia?

An open-air museum: country of rivers, high mountains and stones. This is how the foreigners call the country of Ararat when they first visit it. Mount Ararat, which was historically part of Armenia, is the highest mountain in the region. Now located in Turkey, but clearly visible in Armenia, it is regarded by the Armenians as a symbol of their land. The mountain is also present on the Armenian coat of arms today. The country dates back to the ancient times. It has witnessed the pernicious Deluge and sheltered Noah's Ark. Since the ancient times our creative ancestors have established on this piece of land called Armenia various graceful monuments, few of which have reached our days.

Why Come to Armenia? Why Come to Armenia?

Oreign invaders ruined our capital and magnificent cities, but we rebuilt them, still 11 capitals were razed to the ground by the attacking enemy. Yerevan is the 12th capital of Armenia, but now on the first and the last one. It won't repeat the mournful faith of its predecessors, as Armenia is the beating heart of all Armenians, and as we know one can’t do without a heart. Armenia is and always will be moving forward on its way to eternity. '' By the omnipotence of God Khaldi, Argishti, the son of Menua, built this impregnable fortress and called it Erebuni to reinforce Biayna and terror the enemy''.

Why Come to Armenia?

''The land here was eremic, I have accomplished a number of feats. By the omnipotence of God Khaldi , Argishti, the son of Menua, the powerful king of Biayna, the lord of the city of Tushpa'', says the inscription of the powerful king of Urartu, who founded Yerevan, the present-day capital of Armenia, in 782 B.C. and handed down to the coming generations this first written record about it. Being one of the oldest cities of the world today Yerevan is a very modern city, with ruins dating back to the 8th century B. C. and modern European style buildings.

For the whole world Armenia is first of all the first country that adopted Christianity as the State Religion in 301, the country where the first church Mother Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin was built (301-303 A.D.). Today one of the symbols of the capital is St. Gregory the Illuminator church, anointed in the year of 2001. It is the biggest church in Armenia and was built on the 1700th anniversary of Christianity as an official religion in Armenia. Armenia is a country of religion. More than 12 Armenian monasteries today are under the protection of UNESCO. It is where you meet hospitable people, enjoy healthy and natural food, travel through natural sceneries of incredible beauty, as well as see architectural monuments that will long dwell in your mind…