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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

| Sisian, Sisian, Armenia
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Sisian
Type: Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: Armenia's Stonehenge goes by the name of Zorats Karer or Karahunj, among others it's collected over the millenia.  Some scientists estimate that... more »
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S30052nellville Ga.
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
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14 helpful votes 14 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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USA
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166 reviews 166 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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
47 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
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8 reviews 8 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We arrived as the sun was beginning to set as long shadows were falling across the stones. It was magical. A number of birds were flying around and a herd of cows walked away from us. We (our group of four friends and our guide) were the only ones there, we had the stones and light to ourselves. Some of... More

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Trieste, Italy
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The site in itself is very nice, I enjoyed seeing the rocks and learning a bit more about the history of the place. The view is great, Karahundj is located in a plain and surrounded by mountains. We had a guide with us which was fortunate because I didn't see any sort of information available to explain the history of... More

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Palestrina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The stones are interesting to explore and photograph, and we spent a lot of time walking all over the site area to take in all the details and evidence of previous settlements. There is a little shop for postcards and most of the info written in French. It was definitely worth the trip to Sisian to visit Zorats Qarer.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

There are no signs or markers to show you where to turn to get to this ancient site. Of course there are no signs or markers once there so you need to have an imagination to see and feel what the people of the time may have done at the site. The weather is usually cooler than other places in... More

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