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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, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Reviewed March 8, 2018

It was fun being in the one and only pagan temple of Armenia. There was a great view for photos and so.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I went to Armenia last September 2017 by myself. I just booked a tour so that I can mingle with other travellers. On my day one, second in the list to visit is the Garni Temple from a distance it is so mysterious... This place is awesome, i tried to explored this place with each sides of view, simply stunning and refreshing especially looking down...

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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Garni Temple is a Greco-Roman inspired masterpiece colonnade with the history of Armenia. It was build as a temple of Sun God - Mihr. It is said to be the last Pagan Temple standing in Armenia, others were destroyed by the time Christianity was first introduced in Armenia and this masterpiece becomes one of the tourist destination.

Before you can go inside the temple, you have to pay 1,500 drams for the entrance fee. Once you pass the gate you will see the frozen Azart River and the Gegham mountains mantled with snow.

As you go near the temple, you will observed; staircases with high steps of 30 cm which accordingly the designs are intended to make the person ascending the stair to feel humbled and make physical effort to reach the altar, 24 ancient Greek inspired pillars that surrounds the temple, an altar that you can leave offerings and pray at your heart's desired and a wishing well that you can drop coins and whisper your wish.

Thank Ean_Pavlo26
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

The Temple of Garni is on top of a mountain. A nice place! Mountains are around it and the view is incredibly great! I love the place and the kids love it too!

Thank jhzen
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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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