Category Archives: Syunik

Halidzor Fortress: How to Visit + A Little Bit of History

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Halidzor Fortress may not be one of Armenia’s oldest sights, but it sure is one of the most worthwhile. This is a short guide to how to visit, what to expect, and more! For some reason, I had always wanted to visit Halidzor Fortress. I knew nothing about it except that it was a bit […]

Shrvenants School: An Illuminative Walk through its Abandoned Halls

Shrvenants School: An Illuminative Walk through its Abandoned Halls

There’s something to be said about revisiting something that used to be an exemplary role model of its kind back in its better days. Sometimes the mission pans out and sometimes it doesn’t. I desired to visit Yuzhmash rocket factory in Dnipro, Ukraine several years ago but it (needless to say), did not work out […]

6 Fun Things to Do in Tatev (Beyond the Monastery)

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There are many historical sights in Armenia that get a lot of attention but a lot of times, travelers don’t go beyond the attraction. This is a guide of things to do in Tatev village – beyond the famous monastery. If you tell someone you’re visiting Tatev in Armenia, they will automatically assume you’re off […]

Old Halidzor Hotel & Restaurant: A View Worth Waking Up To!

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One thing that always comes to mind when I am ‘on the road to Tatev Monastery’ is the village of Halidzor and the lodges and places that are nestled above the mountains overlooking the mind-blowing Armenian scenery. I always recalled seeing the sign for Old Halidzor Hotel and Restaurant but never had a chance to […]

How Khachats Toun Helped Make Meghri My Favorite Place in Armenia

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Have you ever created expectations about a place without having been there or knowing anything about it? That is exactly what happened with Khachats Toun in Meghri for me. Fortunately, the hotel and cultural hub exceeded any expectations I had about it and then some. This is a quick recap of our time at Khachats […]