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Zibaxa Zibaxa | 09:26 UK time, Monday, 6 August 2012

Armenia is a country of my soul! Armenia has 12 provinces and one capital: Yerevan. If I have a chance to post 12 topics in my blog I'd write about 12 provinces of Armenia. All provinces has their own individuality and beauty.
Today I want to speak about Syunik provinces. There are many interesting places. Lets go.

First of all I want to tell you about Qarahunj which is the same as GBs' Stonehenge.Qarahuj also called "Zorats qarer". Some of historical scientists thinks that Qarahunj is older then Stonhenge. Qarahunk was an observatory for ancient times. Now it is monument and every one can visit and see it.


Another miracle of Syunic is The Monastery of Tatev which is 9th century monastry. Popular etymology includes a legend telling of an event that is tied to the construction of the main church, where an apprentice secretly climbs to the top of its steeple intending to place a cross of his own design. However, the apprentice is spotted by his master during his descent. Shocked by his discovery, the apprentice loses his foothold and falls into the abyss as he calls upon God to grant him wings, which, in Armenian is: "Ta Tev".


Devile bridge. Terrible name isn't it? Lets see what is it. Devil's bridge is located on Vorotan River to the east from Tatev village. The bridge consists of travertine and has natural origin. Its length is about 30m, width 50-60m, along the bridge passes the road Goris-Tatev (village).

Devil's Bridge

Devil's Bridge

Shaki waterfall. Origin of the name Shaki comes from beautiful same-named girl... According to the legend a conqueror admired the beauty of Shaki and ordered her to come to him. Shaki didn't want to become a victim of his violence jumps from a high rock. When falling down her long dress opens and turns into a waterfall. Since then it is called Shaki waterfall.


Vorotnaberd. It is in ruin presently. It has a north-western and a south-eastern stretched saddle-like scheme. It was supported with the fort-walls only from the south-western side. There is a stronghold 50m. higher than the rest of the territory. To the north-west from the stronghold, there is a rampart made with large basalt stones, which has a gate on the south-western side connected to the fortress through the arch. On the eastern side of the stronghold, there are the semi-circular ruins of a chapel. The tunnel to the Vorotan River was located there also.


Tatever rope way. It is a longest rope way. You can find a videos and see how beautiful is that way.

There are many other beautiful and miracle places in Syunik, but todays topic ends.
I can add, that I'm a very happy person, because I've been there and I've seen and felt all this beauties.

Best regards


  • Comment number 1.

    Hello Zibaxa,

    I really enjoyed these beautiful sceneries. But when I saw the title, I expected some more information about Armenia, like its location, size, population, history, its culture, ceremonies, food, etc. I wish you would give us more information about your country in your future posts.

    Best wishes,


  • Comment number 2.

    Hello Elmansour

    Thank you for reading my topic. Actually I didn't want to write "Armenia is my soul" as a subject, it was the first sentence of my topic. But unfortunatly when I was sending this topic I forget to write the subject and the first sentence goes for subject :) Now I don't know what a subject I want to give to this topic, maybe "Wonderful Syunik" or "The miracle place".
    I will try to tell you about Armenia more :) Belive me it's a beautiful country.

    Best regards

  • Comment number 3.

    it is a beautiful photographs & i really enjoy it

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi, Zibaxa.
    Many years ago I had trip to Armenia. But I visited only Yerevan.
    Now I take a decision to observe more detailed and use for it my holiday. Fortunately visa is not nessesary for me.
    Although I have many familiar from Armenia, nobody has not talk me such as I saw in you blog.
    By the way Armenian kitchen, in my opinion, more delicious among all kitchens of the world.
    Wishes, Oleg.

  • Comment number 5.

    Thank you Jacobil!!!!!!

    Dear Oleg

    As I guess you are from Russia. I love your country. THank you for still being with my blog :) Yerevan is also beautiful country, but if you want know Armenia you have to visit some other places too. Whish we be familiars :)
    And you are right Armenian kitchen is very delicious and is very hard to cook Armenian food. I will try to give you a reciept on my next topic, whish I could find something esay for cook :)

  • Comment number 6.

    Hello Zibaxa,

    your country is very beautiful, what else can I say. Those Qarahunj stones are funny. It looks like the stones are as mysterious as Stonehenge is. I have always wanted to go to the place where I can see the Milkyway. Maybe I need to order a flying ticket to Syunik and go to those stones and take my binoculars. I'm sure that sky at night would be also beautiful in there.

    Armenia has a long history. In 9th century people here in Finland didn't know anything about Christian religion. Well, here in northern part of the world everything comes later than in other parts.

    Wasn't it Armenia's song in Eurovision Song Contest where singer sang Qele Qele? If I remember right it was. The song was a happy one and after the Eurovision Contest I was singing all the night qele qele? I have good memories about Armenia, althought I haven't visit there, but maybe some day I will.


    - Ompputhecat -

  • Comment number 7.

    Hello Zibaxa
    Observing pictures you posted, I noticed one remarkable trait of ancient Armenian architecture - it is seamlessly integrated in surrounding landscape. Old churches and castles standing among rocks looks like monolith. You couldn’t find a line between natural and man-made parts. Both were created from the same material and equally belong for human and mountains. Time made this unity stronger. Artificial and natural coexist in an amazing harmony. It is a thing that almost absent in modern architecture. Surely, most of our urban objects are ugly boxes or something arrived from cosmic space.

  • Comment number 8.

    Hello Zibaxa

    Thank you for your beautiful scenery you have given us, I felt the charm of the places even I have not visited it myself. Your country Almanian seem to have a lot of astonishing places, let's see for the 2nd picture about the castle, even it's long time but still precious for history.


  • Comment number 9.

    Hello Ompputhecat

    Thank you for reading my post. I have to say that we have chuches and buildings from 3rd centuary. Armenia truely is a beautiful country. And yes you are right shes name is Sirusho and she was singing "qele qele". Hope you will visit Armenia and will see how beautiful country is it :) But you can listen Armenian music on youtube :)

  • Comment number 10.

    Dear Vicktor

    I remember you from my last post. I'm very glad that you like my post :)
    Thank you very much, I like your opinion.

  • Comment number 11.

    Hello Jow SingSing

    Thanks for reading my post. Just one little thing: my countri is Armenia :)
    Hope you like my post :) and also photos

  • Comment number 12.

    how can i be a blogger like u . i want to write down something for sharing

  • Comment number 13.

    Hello Zibaxa,

    Your comment about your excellent cuisine and your delicious dishes makes my mouth water. I'm looking forward to recipes that would help me to prepare these dishes by myself.

    Would you mind providing us with a few representative recipes of byour cuisine.

    Thanks in advance.


  • Comment number 14.

    Hello Elmansour
    Thank you for reading my blog. I hope I can find an esay cooked reciept for share here. Actually Armenian national food is very hard to cook. Hope you will like it:)

    Dear jacobli
    You have to write a msg to bbc, it is in the right side of page, you can read it :)

  • Comment number 15.

    Hello Zibaxa,

    Thank you very much for such a nice post with beautiful picture. I haven't been to Armenia but I enjoyed your post. My country, Bangladesh is also a beautiful country with natural scenery and of course - Cox's bazar, largest sea beach in the world is also here.

    Among all the locations / pictures I liked most ‘Devile bridge’. And photography is also very good quality.

    It's really enjoyable to live in a place where such beautiful place like your pictures available.

    Thanks for the post and look forward to the next one .

  • Comment number 16.

    i had written it before 3days ago but i can't receive the response

  • Comment number 17.

    Dear Majumder

    Thank you for your comment. I would like to visit your country, I've heard about your beautiful country.

    Dear jacobli

    You have to wait for answer. Hope I'll read your topics

  • Comment number 18.


    Very nice elaboration of Armenia and its surroundings.By the way Let me tell me you, that Armenia was just vaguely known to me until a recent Model United Nation conference which i was organized in my country and, whereby i was able to analyse single bit of each country which was found in my commission. As a result i was able to get a small insight of Armenia.

    With your article today, I was happy to enrich my knowledge and I hope you will continue bring elaborate piece of descriptions, so as we people of the world can get a better idea of your homeland.

    by the way Mauritius is where I live. Its called a paradise by some...so make it a must to get to know about my country, you will surely like it

  • Comment number 19.

    Dear Samy Varounen

    I know about your country. Truly it is beautiful country. Wonderful!!!
    I hope you wrote something good about Armenia :))))
    Thank you for reading about my country.
    Best regards

  • Comment number 20.

    Zibaxa, I read all your posts and i love it each one in a particularly way. Hope see you soon writing here again.

    Kisses, Gabi

  • Comment number 21.

    well, you tried well to share information of your country but you must divulge about your country by writing on these options your country's culture, people's way of living, marriages, & many more....but i liked it so much


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