7 Places To See Armenia’s Enchanting Natural Beauty; Narine Arakelian; Wanderlust

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Monastery of Geghard granted UNESCO Enhanced Protection status; Pan Armenian

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Peace and disquiet in Armenia; Madhu Jain; Hindustan Times

It was brutally repressed and subjected to one of the worst genocides in history, yet this small country radiates deep spirituality and calm…

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Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley granted UNESCO Enhanced Protection status; Panorama

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Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley granted UNESCO Enhanced Protection status

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Site in Armenia to Be Granted Enhanced UNESCO Status; The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

PARIS (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley will be granted an Enhanced Protection status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), according to a decision adopted by the organization. Enhanced protection is a mechanism established by the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in […]

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Medieval Armenian site to be granted UNESCO enhanced protection status; Panorama

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Medieval Armenian site to be granted UNESCO enhanced protection status

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What is the best country in the world to vacation in?; Ani Shahnazaryan; Quora

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Armenia: Where the church bells toll; Sugato Mukherjee; LiveMint

With over 4,000 churches and monasteries, some of which are Unesco World Heritage Sites, Armenia is variously described as the ‘cradle of Christianity’ and the ‘land of churches’…

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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.

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