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“A Pre Christian Pegan Temple”
Review of Garni Temple

Garni Temple
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Garni Temple, Geghard, and Lavash Baking from...
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Garni
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Temple of Garni The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia.The temple was dedicated to Mythra, a deity popular in the Near East which became the patron goddess of the Roman Empire in the period before Christianity.Monastery of Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed February 3, 2018

Garni Temple is a Greco-Roman colonnaded Pagan Temple dating back to second or first century AD and next to the Temple there are excavated Roman baths... After visiting the temple make sure to enter one of the several homes where the villages will demonstrate making "Lavash" an ancient Armenian bread and enjoy some home made cheeses and fresh fruits... Time permitting take a local taxi and go down the gorge to enjoy the "Symphony of Rocks" formation . Most regular tours do not include this unique part of Garni but if you are with a private tour then you must enjoy the beautiful rock formations... once you are there you can also enjoy a fresh fish lunch in a beautiful garden setting restaurant with the fish swimming in the river.....

Thank Ara B
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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Being from the United States I try and take every opportunity to visit historic sites while traveling the world, especially when they are much older than we could ever see.

Garni Temple is a bit of a haul from Yerevan but worth the excursion. The temple was built about 2000 years ago and unfortunately was partially destroyed in the 1600s after an earthquake.

It is clear to see what has been replaced on the temple, but to see it even rebuilt with a lot of original pieces is something you'll still be amazed by.

There is an admission of about $3 or 1500 dram. The views of the mountains surround the temple are breath taking especially for someone from the flat Midwest like myself.

Thank Jonathon C
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Beautiful temple & scenery, it's a small place...won't take more than 40-45 minutes visit. The architecture is wonderful and worth admiring.

Thank Rajashree M
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

In the picture, it looks like very a huge temple but if you see it with your eyes it not as big as you imagined.
The good of this temple, it was preserved and reconstructed again.
When you went up and went inside you will only see a cella - maybe a place offering for the pagan gods.
If you look up the wall ceiling, you will see how beautiful the curve and the architecture style of each other.
One of the place you will visit if your in Armenia.
A place you can relax and talk with other tourists.
Be sure to bring your camera.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

We went there on a monday , we really enjoyed the place ! Took great pictures and our tour guide explained everything and its amazing.

Thank Mdawlatian
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