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It is a bit similar to Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland or Fingal's Cave in Scotland, only this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
It’s all so good

All of this walk is superb - I just loved it. You are not going to miss out on seeing some of the... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
zuni P
Lagunitas, California
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“columns”(3 reviews)
“volcano”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Garni, Armenia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a bit similar to Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland or Fingal's Cave in Scotland, only this has no sea nearby only a small river at the bottom of the gorge. If you like hiking it is a good walk from Garni temple, otherwise...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

All of this walk is superb - I just loved it. You are not going to miss out on seeing some of the best basalt Columns ever anywhere !!!

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

It is far bellow and you have to descend or use old cars with skilled drivers to descend but even travelers with great knowledge in our group were puzzled by the rock formation. Unique

Thank Ilzo A
Reviewed 18 September 2017

In the shadow (at certain times during the day literally) lies basaltic organ, volcanic masterpiece. It can be seen in the gorge from the temple, however to get there you better get a pair of tracking shoes and be in good walking condition. Visit is...More

2  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The road to the organs is accessible pretty much only by a 4x4. The ride is bumpy and uncomfortable, but the gorges are much more serene than the ride down. The columns created by the solidified volcanic rock are some of the most unique in...More

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

One can, using a guide, make a very nice walk (somewhat steep at the end) from Garni village to the Garni temple past the basalt organ pipe formations. The formation is quite large, and the pipes have been bent in all sorts of directions, adding...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Amazing natural wonder . As scientists say , it appeared after volcanic activities , making even shape basaltic stones over each other similar to organ. This organ wall goes along Azat river quite long , so you can walk in the river gorge and enjoy...More

Thank Tig_Ishpuini
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

From Garni temple one can an idea how these column look. Going closer is simply amazing. A 4 wheel drive car is advisable because of the steep and uneven road. It takes around 10 minutes from the asphalted street to get there but for me...More

Thank cew012015
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This site is very much like the Devil's Causeway in western Ireland or Devil's Tower in the US state of Wyoming, but is seen from the bottom whereas the former is seen from the top and the latter is seen from the sides. The volcanic...More

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