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Garni and GeghardThe Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in Armenia. It is probably the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. It was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD.
Geghard (meaning "spear") is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lake SevanLake Sevan is the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region, and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. Sevan provides some 90% of the fish and 80% of the crayfish catch of Armenia. It has significant economic, cultural, and recreational value. Its only island (now a peninsula) is home to a medieval monastery.
Yerevan Cascade The Cascade is a giant stairway in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the northern neighborhood.
Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps are a couple of escalators going the length of the complex. There are also rooms connected to some of the landings along the escalators which compose the Cafesjian Museum of Art.
The exterior of cascade, in addition to stairs has multiple levels with fountains and sculptures. The stairs afford walkers unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat.
Megerian Carpets FactoryOriginally from Armenia, the Megerians established their rug trade business in the United States in 1917, and quickly developed an expertise in rud reparing and restoration.Over time, they began to realize the growing demand for dufferent trends and subtle design changes, and took their well honed skills to the loom to create their own decorative rugs.
Megerian Oriental Rug family specialist's in new and antique oriental rug sales and production. The Megerian Brother's tradition and integrity in the fine craft of hand made rug making, and restoration of rugs and tapestries is world renown. The Megerian Oriental Rug family has been the benchmark producer of New York City's hand made rugs and tapestries.
Noravank MonasteryNoravank is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located 122 km from Yerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu River, near the town of Yeghegnadzor. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin. In the 13th–14th centuries the monastery became a residence of Syunik's bishops and, consequently. a major religious and, later, cultural center of Armenia closely connected with many of the local seats of learning, especially with Gladzor's famed university and library. Today, the region is worldwide famous for its wineries.