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Armenia has a rich cultural heritage where ancient sights and delicious food teem. Armenian food is one of the most unique and traditional cuisines in the world. It has a wide range of dishes rich in flavor, prepared using techniques dating back thousands of years. Every dish reflects a certain history of ancient Armenia, showing just how skilled Armenians were — and still are — in making bread, kebab, dolma, and other delicious recipes that require some serious techniques.
So, here are 5 reasons to visit Armenia and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
1- Scout the First Christian Country In The World
Armenia was the first country in the world that adopted Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD with the assistance of Gregory the Illuminator and Armenian king Trdat III. The country began the destruction of pagan temples and the construction of Christian churches. Echmiadzin Cathedral was the first Christian cathedral in the world.
2- Enjoy visiting Ararat the Biblical Mountain
When you visit the capital of “Yerevan”, you’ll notice its solemn natural landmark, Mount Ararat. Traditionally, Mount Ararat was the symbol of the motherland for all Armenians, and it remains so today. It was mentioned in the Bible during the story of the Great Flood. It is visible in many parts of Yerevan. For a breath-taking view, go to the monastery of Khor Virap, where you will feel like you can almost touch the mountain.
3- Taste The Most Pure Water In The World
The water in Armenia is considered one of the safest and most delicious in the world as it comes from purely natural sources. In Yerevan at almost any corner, you can find small fountains with drinking water.
4- Energize your adrenaline
Armenia is a great place for extreme sports. In recent years, it has become especially popular for paragliding. Flying places in Armenia are diverse and picturesque with predictable macro meteorology. Tourists often choose to go climbing on Mount Aragats, the highest point in Armenia (4,090 meters or 13,420 feet). The most popular ski resort is Tsaghkadzor, which has a four-speed chairlift, equipped with modern and safe technology and more than a dozen well-equipped ski slopes at affordable prices.
5- Savour The Most Ancient Cuisine In The South Caucasus
Armenian cuisine is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest in the South Caucasus, they are diverse and delicious thanks to the use of lots of spices, herbs, and wildflowers. Enjoy many traditional restaurants offering a great choice of local dishes, especially in Yerevan.
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