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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

Address: | Sisian, Sisian, Armenia
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Sisian
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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521 reviews 521 reviews
373 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Wandering around this site is a delight. Take a photo through one of the holes. Follow the stones as they take you to the centre altar place and then move further on. Walk down to the valley. This is truly a magical place and a wonderland for photos.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Unlike Stonehenge where the purpose of the layout is still debated, Karahunj has rocks layed out with round holes bored out of carefully layed rocks which focus on objects in the sky. Make sure you walk into the shed first and get a picture of at least rocks 60,62 and 63. Given the age of these rocks 3500 older than.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We've met an Aussie girl along the way who told us about this attraction, otherwise we would have probably missed it. Very impressive rings of stone are arranged on the mountain ranges and this some 6000 years ago. Unbelievable and truly touching.

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S30052nellville Ga.
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We drove there with a rented 4 wheel drive car. Across the main street is a restoration project of some of the most wonderful petroglyphs in Armenia. We note bus after van after bus going to Karahundj and not ONE stopped on the left before turning right on the road to the "Armenia Stonehenge." Not one stopped as they left...those... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

i know how difficult it is sometimes to find honest taxi driver. By chance me and a friend found one in Sisian going to Yerevan. you do have to speak Armenian though or find somebody who can help you. His name is Krisha. His phone number 093 417744. You can mention me, if you like, i was travelling with him... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved this ancient historical aspects of Armenia's Stonehendge, which dates a couple of thousand years before the Stonehendge in England. It blows me away that the people of the time understood the universe and had a curiosity about the heavens that allowed them to invent basic "tools" for exploration. The Pyramids, the English and Armenian Stonehenges create a perfect equilateral... More 

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Gran Canaria, Spain
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is one of the few places in Armenia that was not full of tourist here and there. Arrive before 12:00 and probably you will be alone in this place. Most of the signs that explaines the meaning of this place are gone. On the main road to Goris, you wikl see a blue sign on your right with the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It is an atmospheric location with views of the (still snowy) mountains and down into the valley toward Sisian. I had the place to myself for my whole visit. Frankly I found the flora more interesting than the stones (where I come from we are into herbicide and monoculture). I am guessing this is a unique and special site for... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Only ten minutes drive from Sisian town center you find an amazing series of stones which are believed to have been a sort of space observatory. The site also gives you a possibility to sit and enjoy the sights on the mountains around Sisian.

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