Garni Temple

Imagine standing in the midst of rugged mountains and lush greenery, and suddenly, you come across a remarkably preserved pagan temple that dates back to the 1st century AD. That's Garni Temple for you! This stunning structure was dedicated to Mihr, the sun god of Armenian mythology. It's a place where the ancient past comes to life, and its story is quite captivating.
One of the most striking features of Garni Temple is its classical Hellenistic architectural style. It's almost like a piece of ancient Greece transported to the heart of the Armenian landscape. The temple's colonnaded structure, with its grand staircase, is a sight to behold.
As you explore the temple grounds, you'll also encounter the ruins of an ancient royal palace and a Roman bathhouse nearby, adding even more layers to its historical significance.
But perhaps what makes Garni Temple even more captivating is its location. It's perched on the edge of the picturesque Azat River Gorge, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty.
Garni Temple is not just a historical relic, it's a window into Armenia's rich past and a testament to its enduring cultural heritage. So, if you're ever in Armenia and want to immerse yourself in ancient history while being surrounded by inspiring scenery, Garni Temple is an absolute must-visit!

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Contact Information

Head Office
Aram Khachikyan
Phone: +374 9595 1040
Yerevan, Armenia

North American Representation
Carole Baden
New York, NY—USA

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