Monastery trailing in Armenia – Top 5 breathtaking monasteries you cannot afford to miss; Lakshmi Menon; Tripoto

Armenia – Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley

Armenia

When my father told me that we were going to Armenia, I have to admit, I had never heard about the country except for a brief mention in a few Elif Şafak’s books. I quickly googled and learned that the Republic of Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia and is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran to the south.

A little about the history of this country for those of you giving me company living under the rocks ; Armenia is one of the world’s oldest countries and the first country to have adopted Christianity as its state religion in 301 AD.

Though I knew nothing about the country, I had pictured Armenia to be a predominantly Muslim country. However, my first stint of research about the country admonished all those notions because this country was sprawling with Christian Monasteries! Beautiful Christian Monasteries to be precise.

Source: Monastery trailing in Armenia – Top 5 breathtaking monasteries you cannot afford to miss

 

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