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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

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Address: | Sisian, Sisian, Armenia
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Fantastic observatory from the bronze age

The site is large some stones are erect with circular holes in them there is a large burial site in the middle . It's beautiful but I am worried it will be damaged by visitors in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Karahunj is billed as Armenia's Stonehenge and was built in the 3rd millennium BC. Understandably Karahunj is in a state of disrepair. I find it hard to believe that anyone can know for certain that Karahunj was an ancient observatory / calendar as was Stonehenge. Finally, I'm certain that the stick figure carving on the some of the stones are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The site is large some stones are erect with circular holes in them there is a large burial site in the middle . It's beautiful but I am worried it will be damaged by visitors in the long run as people were climbing over the monuments for pictures... I recommended as well nearby the petroglyphs at uktashar but need 4... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This ancient site is situated on a plain overlooking the mountains and is really beautiful. It's a spiritual place with a strong sense of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Older than Stonehenge, this place was serving as an ancient observatory. It consist of several areas, with vertical stones that make a specific order. There is a hole on each stone pointing to specific direction. You can find also some stones with Neolithic carving on them.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Long trip from main road,more than 300 meter on feet on a marshy road,dirty shoes and dress and so many negative points are totally negligible and seems nothing when you reach to the place. If you read something about this place, you understand that this may be the first mysterious place in the world. Short history:Zorats Karer also called Karahunj,... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Kharahunj is said to be an old Armenian observatory. It is the Armenian Stonehenge. It is a very interesting place for people, who like astrology, anthropology, as well as for people who search calmness in the open air. Here you can forget about rest of the world at least for an hour and communicate with nature and the universe.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Pretty small in the menhir department but the setting is spectacular and there are lots of hidden little platforms and places to explore if you spend a few minutes poking around. Don't miss the paleolithic art exhibit across the road.

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited quite early in the morning and had the site to ourselves. The standing stones are most interesting and if one takes time to wander further away there are traces of early dwelling places, burial stones and a great view into the nearby gorge.

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Sulejowek, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Imagine great mountains around and beautifull big valley. Many big rocks set like circles and hose shapes. And imagine that it was here from thousands of years. You can see it here (english subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPyZxS3JLpM

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Also called Zorats Karer or Kharahunj, it is a popular tourist attraction in the Syunik Region. Interesting to learn that this is Armenia's Stonehenge. I visited this site as part of the group tour package offered by Hyur Services after Tatev Monastery. You need to walk some 300 meters to reach the site. You will notice that there is a... More 

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Address: | Sisian, Sisian, Armenia
Location: Asia  >  Armenia  >  Syunik Province  >  Sisian

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