Armenia is named Hayastan which means "Land of Hayk". Hayk was Noah's great-great-grandson. Many people believe that Armenia is the place where Noah's family settled and the region where Noah's Ark landed. In addition, Armenia has the distinction of being the first country to adopt the Christian faith (301 A.D.) and being evangelized by two of Jesus’ apostles (Bartholomew and Thaddeus). Ancient monasteries are among its top attractions. Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia.
Mt. Ararat and Khor Virap Monastery located in Ararat plain, Armenia. The famous Biblical Mountains of Ararat where Noah's Ark landed and came to rest. Mount Ararat is a national symbol of Armenia. It has a very important significance to the people's history, culture, emotions, and pride. It is in Armenia's coat of Arms. The Ararat Mountains is one of the most scenic and magnificent views in Yerevan, attracting most visitors and tourists in Armenia. The Khor Virap Monastery is a 17th century Church provides a spectacular and majestic view of Mount Ararat. It is also one of the most visited church and tourist spot of Armenia.
The famous Mother Armenia statue and the Military museum are located in Victory Park. The place where Mother of Armenia statue used to be the location of Joseph Stalin statue.
The Republic Square in Yerevan is the center of national celebrations, festivities, and festivals. Nearby are the popular tourist sites National Gallery, History Museum, and The Government House.
Mt. Aragats with the height of over 4 km, Mount Aragat is Armenia's highest point located in Aragatsotn province, northwest from Yerevan.
The Blue Mosque is one of the oldest religious buildings in Armenia. With a breath-taking minaret and colorful dome, this site is a tourist must-see.
The Armenian Opera Theatre is the place where most of the cultural events and gatherings takes place. Amuse yourself in fantastic shows, operas and ballets.
The Yerevan Zoo has over 200 animal species and amazing gardens. This is a favorite family amusement park in Yerevan.
Dating back to the 4th century with a profound architecture, Geghard Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Echmiadzin Cathedral, Armavir Province, is a 4th century cathedral with a beautiful bell tower and majestic rose gardens. Echmiadzin Cathedral is the cetral church of Christians in Armenia.
Amberd Fortress and Church, Ashtarak & Byurakan, Located over 2 km above sea level, this old 7th century Amberd Fortress ruins is no doubt called "Fortress in the Clouds".