Armenia is a country landlocked between Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan. It’s also a former Soviet Union country with its incredible history and natural beauty. We’ve come up with a list of some of the best photo spots in Armenia.
1. Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge
One of the most beautiful places in Armenia is the swinging bridge above the gorge of Old Khndzoresk. You will look down at ancient caves and green forests as you walk across it. Are you scared of heights? Just be aware that it shakes with every footstep.
Trchkan waterfall is sometimes called the “Armenian Niagara” and is the highest waterfall in the country. With a height of 77 feet (23 m) it rushes down on Chichkhan river which is the beauty of Shirak region. It’s a refreshing place to cool down during this hot summer. But it’s also incredible in the winter months, when the entire waterfall freezes over!
3. Vernissage flea market
Vernissage is held behind Republic Square metro on Nalbandyan street, selling everything under the sun. This is also your best place to get souvenirs, since the back half has many handicrafts including ceramics, carved wood, stone, lace, needlework, dolls, paintings, jewelry and other things such as carpets, books and t-shirts. Rummage around this exciting and colorful market on weekends — open from spring to autumn (weather permitting). The market is a riot of color and a vibrant spot to grab an authentic Armenia Instagram.
4. Tatev Monastery
This 9th-century church is straight out of a fairytale. During medieval times Tatev Monastery was a vital scholastic, enlightenment and spiritual center and played a singular role in the country’s history. Restoration of the monastery, re-establishing its educational legacy and reviving monastic life at Tatev is one of the main goals of Tatev Revival Program, a part of which is Wings of Tatev aerial tramway. It’s located on a hill, so you can also admire the views of the countryside.
5. Mount Aragats
Mount Aragats is an extinct volcano with four peaks that look like a blooming flower when viewed from above. Climb up to the southern peak ( 3,879m) for a view of the breathtaking countryside below. There’s also a crystal clear lake at the bottom of the mountain.
6. Goshavank Monastery
The medieval monastic complex of Goshavank is located 15 km away from the resort town of Dilijan. This is a real hidden gem that is a must-see during your trip. The dimly lit interiors are just so stunning. Make sure you don’t forget your camera for this spot – it’s ideal for an Armenia Instagram snap.