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“old church” (5 reviews)
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Khndzoresk, Near Goris, Armenia
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Descend 400 steps and then cross the swinging bridge over the gorge to the former cave town. Ruins of cave settlements, a natural spring and the church are the highlights. Take water, because the climb back up those stairs Isn’t fun!

Thank xcheck28
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Located near Goris, Old Khndzoresk is an early village largely constructed out of soft rock and known for its role in the liberation movement of David Bek in the 18th century. Old Khndzoresk is situated in the beautiful, lush canyon below the more modern New...More

Thank bobca1947
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Reviewed June 10, 2017

We spent the whole afternoon in the area. If you are lucky you will meet the village people who come here quite often to enjoy the serenity of the place and take care of the sheep. They are very hospitable and willing to share their...More

Thank 70ava
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

People lived here for centuries. In the early 20th century, the Soviet authorities ordered people out, so the new village was built, leaving the old settlement caves as a perfect example of the past. A hanging bridge takes you to the caves. Check the old...More

Thank vako
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

Like old Goris, the people of Khndzoresk lived until the 1950´s in natural and man-made caves. Some of the caves are still in use, at least the ones that are easily accessible as stable and storage places. There were just a few structures not made...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is an absolutely incredible and unique and a must place to visit for all who love nature and history. The caves tell the story of human creativity and resilience-about 18,000 thousand people lived in men-made and natural caves. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, especially...More

Thank Gayane H
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

To access this cave city first there are 400 steps then you need to cross a long high suspension bridge... well worth the effort but beware of the snakes along the path ... we saw two!

Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed April 11, 2016

One of the most incredible place on earth!!!! The bridge is absolutely mindblowing! If you stand on the top of the mountain you will see how huge was the city! Just one of the best day in my life!!!

1  Thank Zuzanna K
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

First time I've seen it, Kndzoresk was all in mist and nothing could be seen. It was quite disappointing, after driving so long till that part of Armenia. But when you explore it in that type of weather, it seemed even more magical than in...More

Thank Marina_Seamount
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a must for everyone; breathtaking and magnificent views of the caves that can be explored by crossing the rope bridge (not for people with fear of heights!!). Hikers and nature lovers should not miss this site. For more information please see the link...More

1  Thank EuroGirl123
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