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There is a long stairway to get to the gorge between the mountains, you can pass to the other side... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Memorable stop (and a workout)

Descend 400 steps and then cross the swinging bridge over the gorge to the former cave town. Ruins... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
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Khndzoresk, Near Goris, Armenia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a long stairway to get to the gorge between the mountains, you can pass to the other side by the "swinging bridge", that has the best nature view.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Descend 400 steps and then cross the swinging bridge over the gorge to the former cave town. Ruins of cave settlements, a natural spring and the church are the highlights. Take water, because the climb back up those stairs Isn’t fun!

Thank xcheck28
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Located near Goris, Old Khndzoresk is an early village largely constructed out of soft rock and known for its role in the liberation movement of David Bek in the 18th century. Old Khndzoresk is situated in the beautiful, lush canyon below the more modern New...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We spent the whole afternoon in the area. If you are lucky you will meet the village people who come here quite often to enjoy the serenity of the place and take care of the sheep. They are very hospitable and willing to share their...More

Thank 70ava
Reviewed 15 February 2017

People lived here for centuries. In the early 20th century, the Soviet authorities ordered people out, so the new village was built, leaving the old settlement caves as a perfect example of the past. A hanging bridge takes you to the caves. Check the old...More

Thank vako
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Like old Goris, the people of Khndzoresk lived until the 1950´s in natural and man-made caves. Some of the caves are still in use, at least the ones that are easily accessible as stable and storage places. There were just a few structures not made...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is an absolutely incredible and unique and a must place to visit for all who love nature and history. The caves tell the story of human creativity and resilience-about 18,000 thousand people lived in men-made and natural caves. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, especially...More

Thank GayaneH85
Reviewed 19 June 2016

To access this cave city first there are 400 steps then you need to cross a long high suspension bridge... well worth the effort but beware of the snakes along the path ... we saw two!

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 11 April 2016

One of the most incredible place on earth!!!! The bridge is absolutely mindblowing! If you stand on the top of the mountain you will see how huge was the city! Just one of the best day in my life!!!

1  Thank Zuzanna K
Reviewed 16 March 2016

First time I've seen it, Kndzoresk was all in mist and nothing could be seen. It was quite disappointing, after driving so long till that part of Armenia. But when you explore it in that type of weather, it seemed even more magical than in...More

Thank Marina_Seamount
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