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Address: Garni, Armenia
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1-Day Tour to see Yerevan, Garni and Geghard
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Day Tour to Garni Geghard Armenia
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Day Trip to Garni,Gegard and Lake Sevan

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Garni is Incredible History

Hard to imagine that this was first build in 77 AD. It has been destroyed a few times, but there is still original parts of the temple and it is in spectacular spot to view the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 March 2015
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Hard to imagine that this was first build in 77 AD. It has been destroyed a few times, but there is still original parts of the temple and it is in spectacular spot to view the countryside and the valley below. There is an interesting bath as well and shows how the floor was heated for hot and cold baths.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

A bit difficult and bad road for reaching, the temple is constructed in persian empire era for praying the mehr/mihr god of son. Good natural site, nice hellenic architecture, Worth for visiting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

I was astonished by the reconstruction of this temple. As an engineer I am so pleased by the way it was constructed, they preserved the old stones and add the new ones in a way to allow the visitor to see how was the old temple like. Not to mention the wonderful sight seeing, mountains surrounding the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

in spite of the cold weather and bad road, the site and area is just wonderful! the temple is built at top of a hill and a river is going around it.I'm from Iran and the Mitraism has born here, so it was really interesting to visit this place for me.it's different in style as it has a greek architecture.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

The Temple of Garni is the only pre-Christian, pagan temple to survive in Armenia. It is in classic Greek Hellenic style rather than Persian. Don't forget to visit the near by bathhouse with its Greek mosaic.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

The setting for this temple is really striking, on a bluff over a river gorge. You can get a sense of what it must have been like nearly 2000 years ago. The restoration is also impressive, obvious which parts are new and which are old, so it doesn't feel so contrived as some restored buildings. The baths are interesting as... More 

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Goa Velha, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

Reconstructed ancient Armenian pagan temple probably attributed to worship of the elements. Stones outside can be a little slippery esp. if there is snowfall. Even then its a sight worth seeing- it was actually built up in the early 70s but looks authentic enough (roman/ greek? influence). The scenery around - mountains and the gorge are beautiful. There are shops... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

If yoThe Garni, Tempel is from 76 AD in Roman style with baths. The temple itself was built on top of an Urartian temple, and has the same floor dimensions as the temple of Sushi in Erebuni A common feature of sacred structures from oldest times through the Christian era is to orient the structures to the East, that is,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is a renewed temple, but it still looks perfect! It is just about 30 minutes from Erevan. Taxi a taxш шт the city and go there. You will see amazing view. The best there is that the temple made with Greek style - it is very straight and behind this temple you can see mountains, which have just curve... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

For mythology lovers the place is just amazing and has great positive energy, in addition to the historical value.

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