I took several day trips out of Yerevan, and visited a wide range of interesting spots on the eastern side of the country.


Hayravank Monastery rests atop a hill overlooking Lake Sevan.

Lake Sevan.

Our day tour visited a villager’s house for a traditional Armenian lunch. It was fantastic.

Geghard Monastery is stunningly carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs, built in the 4th century.

Imagine that all these details were carved out of the existing rock, in Geghard monastery.

The acoustics in this room are outstanding.

The rock of good luck, fell here in 1975. Fortunately, it didn’t kill anyone.

Garni Temple is the only standing pagan temple in all of Armenia, built in 76AD.

Taking the “Wings of Tatev”, which is the longest non-stop double track cable car.

The stunning Tatev Monastery.

Now that's a view!

Shaki Waterfall is less than an hour away from Tatev.

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