Category Archives: Armavir

18 Things to Do in Etchmiadzin, Armenia (Vagharshapat)

Etchmiadzin, Armenia - Best day trips from Yerevan, Armenia (Yerevan day trips guide)

The city of Etchmiadzin, Armenia is one of the best day trips from Yerevan and a place that should not be missed when you travel to the country. This is a guide of the best things to do in Etchmiadzin, or Vagharshapat as it is also called, from visiting the UNESCO World Heritage religious sites […]

Why You Should Visit Zvartnots Cathedral (& How to Get There)

Why You Should Visit Zvartnots Cathedral (& How to Get There)

One of the most popular places to visit close to Yerevan is the wondrous and picturesque Zvartnots Cathedral. This is a guide that shows how to visit Zvartnots Cathedral and practical information for your trip. If you’re simply seeking a tour to Zvartnots, here are our recommended options: Etchmiadzin tour along with Zvartnots Cathedral from […]

How to Visit the World’s Largest Yazidi Temple in Aknalich (Armavir)

Yazidi Temple in Armenia-3

This post is about the world’s largest Yazidi Temple located in Armenia. We explain how to visit the Yazidi Temple in Armenia, its history, and a bit of the history of Yazidis in the country. There are not many Yazidi Temples around the world and the most famous one is Lalish Temple, built-in 478 BC, […]

Metsamor: Visiting the Nuclear Town’s Soviet Sports Complex & Culture House

Trip to Metsamor -30

I recently had a chance to visit the city of Metsamor in Armavir province, Armenia. The purpose-built city housed the workers of the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant and their families. This guide details my experience visiting Metsamor! There are many obscure and mysterious places that were built during Soviet times that are still in existence […]