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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

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Address: | Sisian, Sisian, Armenia
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: | Sisian, Sisian, Armenia
Location: Asia  >  Armenia  >  Syunik Province  >  Sisian

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