If you wish to experience ancient culture and picturesque landscapes, along with warm and open local people, Armenia is the perfect place to visit for your next travels. Visiting Armenia, the so called open-air museum and one of the most ancient countries of the world, you will enjoy the most delicious and organic fruits and vegetables and taste yummy Armenian traditional cuisine, discover breath-taking Christian monasteries and churches, explore Armenian culture during the day and enjoy modern Yerevan at nights.
There are hundreds of reasons to travel in Armenia but here you will find the top 10 reasons why to visit Armenia.
Reason to travel #1: Enjoy The View of Biblical Mount Ararat
It’s impossible to visit the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, without noticing its magnificent natural landmark, Mount Ararat. Ararat is a symbol of homeland for all Armenians. Ararat is known as a Biblical mount. As it is mentioned in the Bible, Noah’s Ark stopped at this mountain after the Great Flood. After the water of the flood had completely gone, Noah came down and settled in the Ararat valley. That is the main reason that Armenians have such reverence to this Biblical Mount.
The best way to enjoy the amazing view of Mount Ararat is going to the Monastery of Khor Virap where you will feel like you can almost touch the mountain.
Reason to travel #2: Explore The First Christian Country In The World
Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the world with a recorded history of about 3500 years. It was also the first country to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD. Today, 97% of the population today are Christians and Armenia has one of the most beautiful churches in the world.
Reason to travel #3: Places to Visit, Armenia
Armenia is known as the “land of churches”. There are over 3,000 churches and monasteries in the country, giving it the highest concentration of Christian monuments per capita in the world. The very first was the Echmiadzin Cathedral (Armenian Apostolic Church) which became the first Christian cathedral in the world. It is impossible to know the soul of Armenia without visiting the remarkable places. Take a tour to Geghard, Tatev, Noravank, Sevanavank, Haghpat, Echmiadzin Cathedral and feel the magnificent soul of Armenia.