Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Ani, Yereruik and Bardzrashen

Ani, Yereruik and Bardzrashen tour

Bradzrashen is a village in Shirak Region, famous for its wells;
Yereruik basilica (4-5th cc.) is situated on the right bank of the river Akhuryan.

The tour
Meet in Berlin Art hotel at 9:00 a.m.
Coffee, tea and a brief introduction to the tour.

Departure to Bardzrashen at 9:30 a.m.
Special 'Shirak Tours' OLD TIMER BUS and the professional SUPER driver will take us to Bardzrashen first, along the Armenian-Turkish border. We''ll watch the fort Tighnis in Western Armenia and go on traveling. Here is a caravansary situated on the Great Silk Road. Haykadzor village gives us an opportunity to watch the ruins of the old capital Ani with a binocular. Yereruik basilica is in front of you! It dates back to 4-5th cc. , some wall paintings are preserved in the basilica.
Later visit to village Bardzrashen, famous for the deepest wells in Armenia, and a 4th c. church. Watch Akhuryan reservoir and Shirak region from the highest top of the village.
Interesting events are just coming!
Reception in a rural family living in the village since 19th c.
Back to Gyumri full of impressions and desire to return again!

For more details please contact us at shiraktours@gmail.com
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