Welcome to Dilijan!!! If you have ever been to Switzerland than you would find a lot of things in common with this city; the beautiful nature, forests and the unique ecology. Moreover, even the locals call this beautiful city in the Tavush region “Little Switzerland”. Pack your luggage as there are so many must-see places in Dilijan. Let’s explore together what you need to know in Dilijan so that you can spend unforgettable days.
Now that you’ve decided your destination for the following couple of days, one important thing to do is arranging the accommodation in Dilijan. Many hotels in Dilijan are designed in a way to represent the cultural traditions of the 19th century architecture. Thus you’ll have a chance to admire the historical center of Old Dilijan with modern restoration. There are many comfortable hotels affordable for everyone. Take your time to choose the best option for you.
Things to do in Dilijan
Exploring Dilijan national park. It is one of the four national parks of Armenia and has three areas; reserve, economic and recreation. It has rich flora and fauna, mineral springs, formidable nature and architectural monuments. Dilijan National park is the most favorite place for hikers.
Take a ride to see one of Armenia’s most popular, ancient and beautiful monasteries, Haghartsin Monastery. Built during the 10th and 13th centuries, Haghartsin Monastery with its three churches is surrounded by breathtaking nature.
In Haghartsin Complex there are also a dining hall, a bell tower and a library. You can also see some of the Armenian original khachqars here. If you are lucky enough you can even witness the traditional Armenian wedding ceremony here in Haghartsin; newlyweds love this holy church for its unbelievable combination of historical architecture and nature. The priest will gladly tell you much more about Haghartsin complex, later you can shop in the near souvenir shop.