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We made three trips from Yerevan by taxi, and all were very interesting and we visited wonderful places. The third day we went to Geghard Monastery, Garni Temple and Lake Sevan. Here it looks like spring, near the lake it was still winter.

The Temple of Garni is a first century Hellenic temple. It is the only pagan temple in Armenia that survived the Christianization of the country in 301 AD. The site's most famous and best preserved edifice, a peristyle Greco-roman temple built in the Ionic order. Of particular interest is the bathhouse located in the northern part of the site. The peristyle temple is situated at the edge of the cliff. It has been surmised that it was constructed in the 1st century AD by the King Tiridates I of Armenia, probably funded with money the king received from emperor Nero during his visit to Rome.
Nearby is the Garni Gorge with well preserved basalt columns, carved out by the Goght River. This portion of the gorge is typically referred to as the "Symphony of the Stones".
Two other views in the Workshops.
Not favorable light from this side, but what to do?


The side view of the temple.
the view of the Valley behind the temple.

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