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).
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.