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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

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Address: | Sisian, Sisian, Armenia
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Day Trip: Noravank Church, Tatev Monastery and Cablecar and Karahunj Ancient...

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A must-see site!

Don't read what the guidebooks say about the place, but do hire a good guide who can tell you about the secrets of this enigmatic site. I think so far this has been my favorite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't read what the guidebooks say about the place, but do hire a good guide who can tell you about the secrets of this enigmatic site. I think so far this has been my favorite place in Armenia.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Visit the windy plain above the steep gorge at Sisian village in Armenia and find the mysterious vertical stones placed in a ring. Theories abound as to the purpose of this prehistoric monument. This site is interesting and worth a visit. The landscape is rolling and grassy, with dramatic vistas. And the stones are strange and beautiful in their way.... More 

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Thank cannanam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This place just take your breath away. Just be careful, not to fall in the trap of the replica of the 'Stonehenge' before actually reaching the real one. Located on a hill top with view all around.

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Glyfada, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The ruins are very similar with the Bronze age ruins of Scotland. Is a must visit in the area. Very impressive.

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1 Thank magistros
Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Located on a mountain plateau in Sisian in the Syunik province, also called Zorats Karer in Armenian which literally translates to Army Stones, Karahundj (meaning Speaking Stones probably related to the fact that on a windy day the stones make whistling sounds because of holes in the stones. According to the scientist’s findings, a temple consisting of 40 stones built... More 

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Thank Meghrig S
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Here you will be able to see tens of stones with drawings. It refer back to the Bronze Age. The drawings are so different than what we have today. They used to deliver their messages by these drawings. First when you reach you will find stones kept in a circular. Than you have to turn right to see the rest.... More 

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1 Thank BuRaiR
Poncha Springs, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a "must see" site in Armenia, about 40 minutes outside of the town of Goris. I was very fortunate to be at this site on 11-August which is the historical new year in Armenia, corresponding to the rising of the constellation of Orion on the eastern horizon. And what an experience to witness it at one of the... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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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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Thank Michael A
quebec
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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 12, 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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