Lake Parz
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,677 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Honestly I am not sure why this lake was included in our tour to Lake Sevan. It is small and looked dirty. As the weather was very bad, pretty much all facilities were closed, there were no people, it looked like in a horror movie due to the fog. If you need a lake then go to Lake Sevan.
Written October 3, 2021
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,545 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
I guess it all depends on what it is that you expect from a visit to Armenia. Me, I expect to see proud traditions, iconic historic sites and specific Armenian culture.
So this run-down Luna Park for children and family picknicks was an absolute waste of time for me. A small lake with paddle boats, a closed cafe and desolate rope park. All looking pretty sad and empty.
Written November 17, 2023
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JohannesKnapstad
Oslo, Norway2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
They are offering zip line over the lake. Both me and my wife got hurt during landing. There was no breaking mechanism. I crashed into a tree, so I told them that they had to reduce the speed for my wife who came after me. She went from full speed to full stop and was thrown around.
Luckily we did not get seriously hurt. The staff who did not speak english were very unproffessional and did nothing to compensate for our bad experience. Not reccommended!

Otherwise the area is beautiful and worth a visit.
Written April 12, 2017
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ErfanFekri
Tehran, Iran52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014
I've been there more than 7times.
If you want to go there the best option would be hire a taxi from Dilijan to the lake.
It's a beautiful lake hiding in the middle of the jungle and surrounded by green trees.
There is a very good restaurant with delicious local foods next to the lake.
There are 5 wooden (twin)rooms for accommodation and also you can rent a tent to sleep overnight and enjoy the pure nature.
It's a quiet place during the week and in the weekends you can meet the local Armenian families who come there for the lunch and fun.
There is a trekking route from the lake to the Goshavank and if you are interested to do trekking there you should have GPS or local guide and it takes between 1 to 2 hours.
There is opportunities like Rowing boat, Power boat, Shooting range, Table tennis and Bike to make a good day for yourself (You can ask the restaurant manager for these activities)
Written March 17, 2015
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PatrickM_Travels
Almaty, Kazakhstan1,789 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
We visited Lake Parz in March 2015 and it was disgusting. There was trash everywhere. There were a few trash cans that were overflowing and tipped over. There were plastic bottles in the lake. There were dogs running about. Some guys were out on the water in a motor-boat type thing. There was a film of oil on the edge of the lake water from the boats. Perhaps during the summer it is in better shape, but in the winter/spring it was a tremendous let-down.

Actually, I cannot imagine it is any better in the summer since they allow motorboats on this tiny body of water and there's a shooting range! How peaceful could it possibly be if there is a SHOOTING RANGE?? This lake is part of the Dilijan National Park and people throw their trash everywhere and people are shooting into the woods. Gross. I do not recommend visiting Lake Parz.
Written March 30, 2015
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Raymond C
Roedovre, Denmark287 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Very scenic setting and pretty much geared up to the family picnic scene. Good starting point for an easy hike to Gosh.
Written August 23, 2018
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Yeznik
Ashtarak, Armenia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
There are no enough words to describe this place. Very nice nature amazing view.
The road is very beautiful, but it is not that easy to drive on
Written November 5, 2017
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ahpincis
Kuwait City, Kuwait156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
My first trip outside of Yerevan was on a friend's suggestion a drive to Parz Lich and while the drive from Dilijan was a very rough road/track? that one reviewer found wanting, to be fair, one is in the middle of a very mountainous forest, so quite off the beaten track. To do the trip again I would prefer a 4-wheel as transport as our driver's saloon bottomed out a few times. In any case the idea was to get out of town, so a few bumps along the way was no big deal.
For some strange reason my 94-year old mother declined the zip line across the lake, preferring the shade of a cabin to eat the BBQ. BBQ grills at time of writing were 15,000 Drum for hire which was small change and the site was clean and litter free. Cabins were also available for overnight stays and I was told could sleep 4 persons.
We were not the only people there, but it certainly did not feel overcrowded and one had the feeling of the presence of people, yet a degree of seclusion.
Written September 9, 2017
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SalemKSS
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Small lake surrounded by forest. Beautiful view. There are many activities like boats, zip line and sports. Good restaurant.
Written September 4, 2017
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AceAbrea
Tanjay, Philippines111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After visiting Hagardzin and Goshavank monasteries the driver asked me if I wanted to see Parz Lich lake. It was not part of my plan but it was still early so I decided to go there. I was surprised that we have to take the forest road and I did enjoy the bumpy ride.
Late September to October is the best time to visit. The road is dry but not dusty and the trees are all lovely. The driver only speak Armenia and Russian, so I had the best time enjoying the view along the way as I don't feel obligated to talk to him.
We stop over and the driver picked some wild pears, its smaller than the regular pear and doesn't taste good.
When we reached the place I felt in love with its beauty, unlike from what I've seen in the pictures. The trees are starting to change its colours and the reflection it makes in the water is so romantic. I quickly get out of the car and walk to the trail in the woods with the lake view. I sit over a log and just smiled.
I ordered lunch for two, so we will stay longer on the site. They have fresh fish on the aquarium to choose from and you can have them grilled. It's was fantastic, taste very well plus the cold beer.
Had an awesome time in this place!
Written October 17, 2014
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