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22nd January 2013

Tours And Travel To Armenia

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By: Karine Hovsepyan

Yerevan is the capital of Armenia with a population of around 1.1 million. A breathtaking view of the Biblical Mt. Ararat brings its kind presence to every corner of the city.

Armenia occupies 29.800 and about 90% of the territory lies at an altitude of more than 1000 m above sea level. The highest peak is Mt. Aragats (4090 m). “Blue Pearl” of the country is Lake Sevan, which is located at an altitude of 1900 m above sea level, with an area of approximately 940 sq. km.
Republic of Armenia is a member of the United Nations, Council of Europe and other international organizations. Beautiful mountainous landscapes, many cultural and historical monuments, good wines and legendary Armenian brandy make Armenia as an interesting and attracting tourist destination.
The modern Yerevan has a population of around 1 million people. The elevation of the city ranges between 900 to 1,300 m above sea level. The river Hrazdan which flows through the city, takes its start from the lake Sevan , and divides the city into two parts.

The architect Alexander Tamanyan designed the first major plan of the modern Yerevan, which was approved in 1924. The style of Tamanyan favoured the reformation of the small provincial town into modern capital of Armenia, which would be a big industrial and cultural center.
The general plan of Yerevan, was designed for 150 000 residents; however thanks to its brilliancy and greatness it became the basis for all subsequent developments of the city.

Thanks to pink tuff, from which the majority of the buildings are built, Yerevan is sometimes called “The Pink City”. The architectural monuments and sights of Yerevan are mainly situated in the center of the city. Numerous places in Yerevan are attractive for tourists, such as the dancing fountains of the Republic Square, the State Opera House, the Cascade complex, the ruins of the Urartian city of Erebuni (Arin Berd), the historical site of Karmir Blur etc. There are many museums, galleries, theatres and landmarks too. The Northern Avenue connects the two main squares of the city: Liberty Square and the Republic Square.

There are many clubs, restaurants and bars for the active nightlife of the city. Yerevan is old, but at the same time a very young city, very welcoming, safe and always ready to meet and welcome its new visitors.

Phoenix Tour specializes in organizing variety of tours for groups, families and individuals in Armenia and Caucasus.You can join to one of our group-tours or, if you prefer to travel alone, we”ll customize an itinerary based on your requirements and preferences

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