Interesting Facts About Armenia
Hello, Friends in this Article we are going talk about this wonderful country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia Armenia or as the locals call it hiya Stan this is one of the most underrated countries in the world it has so much to offer ancient monasteries great cuisine and beautiful nature and all of this for a fraction of the price you'd normally pay on a similar vacation in Europe to the north and east Armenia is bounded by Georgia and Azerbaijan.
While its neighbors to the southeast and west are Iran, and Turkey it's a small country with a population of 3 million people a former Republic of the Soviet Union which became famous worldwide after its Velvet Revolution in 2018 since that time many people became curious to see what's happening in this country today.
So let's take a look upon arrival at the International Airport, the first thing that's going to surprise you is a huge bottle of wine and fry the airport this means that the journey is going to be both interesting and delicious under the Soviet rule the Armenian economy was transformed from agricultural to primarily industrial today.
However, agriculture remains, important our meanies economy still suffers from the breakdown of the former Soviet trading patterns the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh has not been resolved.
Also, Armenia turkey relations are officially non-existent and have historically been hostile the closure of Azerbaijani and Turkish borders has devastated the economy because Armenia depends on outside supplies of energy and most raw materials our minions take special pride in the production of cognac brandy wine and Ken fruit the largest wine and cognac makers are Iraq and Noah recently they started exporting brandy to the United States and Europe to this day the economy.
Relies heavily on investment and support from Armenians living abroad so what was the recent revolution all about the nomination for the post of Prime Minister of search Sarkozy on who had already been in power for more than 10 years was a tipping point and led to a series of protests from April to May 2018 as a result of The Velvet Revolution Mr. Sarkissian had to resign and the opposition leader Nicole Pershing and became prime minister wasn't worth it yes, as a result, Armenia went up in the rankings of the reporters without borders from the 80th to the 61st place Armenia is now working hard to provide a favorable investment.
Climate and to develop its IT industry, however, local residents say there's a little bit of disappointment after the Revolution because the expectations were too high salaries continue to be at a low level according to the official data the average salary is just around 300 dollars a month but the local people say that it's even lower than that and it's around 150 dollars a month.
Armenia is a mountainous country with a great variety of scenery the average altitude is five thousand nine hundred feet, or 1,800 meters above sea level summer is a lawn and hot the average June and August temperature is 77 Fahrenheit, or 25 Celsius international tourism is growing most tourists come from Russia, Iran, and the US in 2018.
1.6 million people visited the country and the number has been increasing by roughly 10% since 2010. Hello guys so you from Hong Kong that is unbelievable we are in Armenia and you have tourists from Hong Kong so what's your impression of Armenia okay, and friendly and always willing to help a travel guy here.
Oh that's cool and what's your favorite location so far two mountains there is that yeah that's the one I went there yesterday okay wonderful thank you guys and enjoy your trip Mount Ararat which was historically part of Armenia is the highest mountain in the region now located in Turkey but visible from Armenia.
It is still regarded by the Armenians as the symbol of their land Armenia is famous for its mountains & monasteries the pagan Garni temple built around the 1st century is the only Greco-roman colonnaded building in the post-soviet States another monastery that's an about 15-minute drive from the Garni temple Gegard is a medieval monastery being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain surrounded by cliffs it is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
This monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave now let's look at the cities upon arrival in Yerevan the capital of Armenia I, had some mixed feelings you step out of your hotel and you see people selling all kinds of stuff on the streets you see dilapidated.
Housing blocks, from the Soviet era garages in the inner yards of the apartment blocks but as you move closer to the center you see Republic Square and the Cascade complex they look very fresh and modern many central buildings are pink because they're made of local volcanic pink tough stone some of the best places to visit in the city are the fountains on the Republic Square.
The first zip line in the city that goes under a bridge the Armenian Genocide memorial the Victory Park with Soviet military equipment and the mother Armenia Monument from which you can get a great view of the city some of the popular walking areas are the northern Avenue.
The Oprah theater square, and the Swan Lake Park not far from it when it comes to public transportation there is a subway in Yerevan, which was opened in the year 1981 and today it has 10 stations and fortunately, they wouldn't, let me go and film inside few people know that Yuri Vaughn has turned two thousand and eight hundred years old in 2018.
Erebuni is an ancient city, and it's located within the modern-day Yerevan it's an ancient city of the country or r2 hey guys what's up well guess what I'm in Armenia I'm in Yerevan finally and right now we're in this place is called the Erebuni and this is this used to be a fortress a long time ago it dates back to the year 782 before Christ so this makes Yerevan 29 years older than Rome.
Humor, is the second city in both industry in population and it's the Republic's major textile center it was called Lenin ikonn during the Soviet period the surroundings of the city are rich in black tough a building material, so it doesn't come as a surprise that a lot of buildings in the center are built from this material and fortunately.
In, December 1988 there was an earthquake that caused severe damage and killed 25,000 people in the country the city had to be rebuilt from scratch today.
There is peace, and tranquility in the center and if it wasn't for the cars, you might think you were at the beginning of the 20th century one of the main city attractions is the black fortress sitting on top of a hill not far from which is the Russian military base Turkey is just ten kilometers from here.
So they're hiring the Russian troops to protect it from Turkey, but that's just a thought nearby is the monument modern Armenia around you Marie the scenery is beautiful you'll find Lakes green fields where you can enjoy magical sunsets.
The third-largest city in Armenia is Vanna's, or in the Soviet times it was called cure of a can Tigran Avenue is the main avenue of Vanna's, or that's where all the shops and restaurants are located but walking and driving through the city you will feel like little has changed since the days of cure Becan.
Another important city in Armenia is Vergara path it's located just 20 kilometers from Yerevan, and it's one of the most significant cultural and religious centers of the country in 1945 the Gurkha pad was renamed to the Etchmiadzin Cathedral Armenia's.
Mother Church is considered the oldest cathedral in the world the historical center of the Armenian Apostolic Church in 1992 the city was returned its former name but today in everyday life they used both names many people call this complex, the Second Vatican the local specialty of the city restaurants is cúcuta it's a chopped spicy ground beef cutlet cooked in broth Armenia has the longest cableway in the world and it's listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
It's called wings of Tatia, unfortunately, that great footage I had from the trip to Tati of the monastery was lost but, I strongly recommend you go and check it out and along the way make sure you stop at Nava ranked monastery which is located in an incredible natural surrounding among the canyons there is no see in Armenia, but there is a huge beautiful Savan Lake.
The largest freshwater lake of the Caucasus it is located in a mountain bowl at an altitude of about 2 kilometers above sea level the buggah lake sits Savana van monastery getting here from Yerevan is not difficult it only takes about an hour by car.
Roads, are in decent condition around Yerevan but as you move outside of the city you will encounter some bumpy roads with a bunch of potholes on the city streets you will find a surprisingly large number of Mercedes when it comes to natural gas vehicles did you know that Armenia is number one in the world.
77, percent of their cars run on natural gas Armenia is a post-soviet country, and while the majority of the older population can speak fluent Russian with a younger population, it's not always the case.
Let's try to exchange a few words with this kids do you hear that this does not develop okay okay Armenians love to play chess and backgammon, and they teach chess in local schools Armenians are very patriotic about their motherland no matter where they live the Armenian diaspora living all over the world.
Makes up about 6 million people the events of 1915 it's known as the Armenian genocide when 1.5 million Armenians were murdered forced millions of Armenians to move to other countries.
Yes, today many Armenian philanthropists are trying to play a part in the country's life they invest in the economy there restore parks and cultural heritage sites not everyone knows the Armenian language one phrase that will catch your attention is the French word mercy as a way of saying thank you is used everywhere in Armenia they love music in Yerevan you will find a lot of places that play jazz Armenia is a country with a rich Asian history and beautiful landscapes.
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