Geghard means the spear, which stems from the spear that was once stored here and crucified on Jesus. It is a medieval monastery built in 1215 and is now on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. The entire monastery is carved out of stone and surrounded by mountains. There is a spring in the monastery, taken from the snow from the mountains and part of the azat river canyon. Not far from the place there is a row of hawkers who buy bread and dried fruit glucose syrup.
Through the stairs on the left hand side of the church, there is a large room at the end of the passage, which contains a lot of towers and carvings, and a hole in the corner on the right side to spoil the room below. There is also a magical magic in this stone room - it can create incredible sound effects, and a small sound can magnify several times the sound, like a natural recording studio.
Monastery In addition to the Christianity of prayer, there are many newcomers coming to the monastery to take wedding photos or weddings. We met a couple of people on the same day. There is also a very interesting place in Geghard. There are many large and small holes on the rock of three or four meters high outside the monastery wall. The local people throw stones in the hole below, and the technique is just to throw the stone into the hole. in. We took a few small stones and tried it. No stone was thrown into the hole. We found that it was not only technically necessary but also good luck.
Khor Virap is a very representative monastery in Armenia, and the importance of religion, culture and politics has now become a must-see for Armenia. Khor virap means a deep pit, a deep well in which the legendary saint is imprisoned, and behind the Ararat, which the Armenians regard as a sacred mountain. It is called the Noah's Ark at the last stop of the Bible. It is more than 5,000 meters above sea level. The Turks took up and now belong to Turkey. At the foot of the monastery, it was 1 pm, and there were a lot of travel buses and trolleys. There was a school bus next to the students dancing and singing, and the people in a car were very happy.
You can reach the monastery in ten minutes. We lined up one by one and went down to the deep hole. After entering, I was very surprised. The small space of less than 3 square meters actually held people for more than ten years, if not strong. The heart and beliefs will be mad in such an environment. We just came in less than a minute, and there were people who went down to the cave for the glimpse of the saint.
As a holy place in the hearts of Armenians, many newcomers will choose to have a wedding ceremony here. The abbot held the cross to baptize the newcomer and complete the ceremony under the eyes of everyone.
I heard that Armenia is free of visas!
May 26th, China and Armenia signed a number of bilateral agreements on mutual exemption of visas for ordinary passport holders between the two governments. After the agreement comes into effect, Armenia and Chinese citizens will be allowed to stay visa-free in the other country. 90 days.
Armenia, a republic of the Transcaucasian region at the junction of Asia and Europe. It is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, bordering Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east and Iran to the south. This mystery, few people, Jingmei, low prices, simple folk customs, a small country, really worthy of travel ~
cici exclusive Raiders:
1, visa: has not yet confirmed the effective date Therefore, it is still necessary to apply for a visa on arrival, but the customs welcome the Chinese very much. There is no pressure at all~
one entry, staying for no more than 21 days, 6 (3000 drams);
one entry, stay period No more than 120 days, 31 (15,000 drams).
2, How to arrive: China does not currently have direct flights to Armenia. It can only be transferred from Ukraine or Russia, or from Iran or Georgia.
3, the best travel season: Armenia is cold in winter and hot in summer. The best season is spring and autumn.
May 9th, the anniversary of the victory of Armenia (similar to the status of National Day).
4, Currency: UnionPay credit card withdrawal is not supported throughout Armenia, only US dollars or Euros are exchanged. Banks and streets have a lot of money exchange stores, the exchange rate is equal.
5, the taxi software is called Yandex.Taxi, which is a Russian taxi software.
6, language, Armenians mainly speak Armenian and Russian.
The flea market, a few hundred meters away from the Republic Square, is full of people on the weekend, selling a lot of interesting things, including girls favorite earring necklaces, local specialties, and even Soviet antiques during the war. Georgia is even cheaper.
I have always heard that watching opera in Armenia is very cost-effective. We decided to go to the ballet opera on the last day. There is only one Georgian ballet opera in this period, and friends recommend it. We bought the tickets four days in advance. The best position is the first few rows on the first floor, 10000AMD, we bought the middle position, 8000AMD, and there is not a good position 6000AMD.
Its a very serious and serious thing to watch opera in Armenia. Armenians will wear formal attire to attend the opera house. Before a friend, they were stopped by the staff because they wore a hole trousers. Now, I turned over the box and finally I chose a long skirt. I rode it for a long time. In addition to a normal pair of jeans, I couldn't find a top.
The weather is a bit cold. I put a down jacket directly, and I was almost driven out by a long skirt and a pair of down jackets. The opera is about an hour or so, and the applause continues. We know less about the ballet culture and only say the first lesson for ourselves.
Compared with neighboring Iran, Armenians love the barbecue and enjoy the traditional Armenian barbecue at festivals, important events, birthdays and other gatherings.
The first place in the Armenian food ranking is the barbecue khorovads. When the Armenians make barbecue, they use a slender iron sign to bake with coal. In addition to meat, sometimes the Armenians also meat. Baked with vegetables, the taste is not as bad as Iran.
The last country in Armenia
stayed in the capital Yerevan for half a month
a summer afternoon
peer friend said that we went out for a walk
Riding a motorcycle
on the map to find a church
riding in the past
found that the church is holding a local wedding
friends have been lamenting the bride so beautiful
groom but not endless Humanoid
I screamed and laughed out
When the priest preached
All the guests got up and indicated
I stood in the crowd
even if I couldnt understand their voice
I feel that this unintentional wedding
holy and beautiful
travel is a wonderful thing
It brings you the grandeur of this world
also brings you
gentle and small touched
Walking in the city centre of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, it is always attracted by carefully arranged shops on the street. One is a shop selling gifts, specializing in craft products from Armenia.
From ceramic animals to jars, from fine jewelry to retro bags, you can find them here. When you walk into the store, you will find a hole in the sky. There is also a large courtyard inside the door. It turned out to be a restaurant. .
Live in a log cabin on the top of Armenia,
is basically full of mountains here, and about 90% of the territory of the
land area is at high altitude. Place,
elevation is generally 1000 meters or more.
The cabin I chose is not particularly high
but the scenery is good
can overlook the canyon in the morning, overlooking, body and mind
night steamed Russian sauna, too comfortable / Hh/ These add up to as many as 100 yuan in the ocean...