Basaltic Organ

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Basaltic Organ
4.5
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Hidden pipes in the Armenian Mountains ...
Sep 2019
Visiting "Garni Temple", you cannot miss "Garni Gorge" and its awesome "Basaltic Organ" - the hidden pipes of Armenia! Due to volcanic activities, basalt rock formations seem like columns sculpted by extraordinary craftsmen! Just breathtaking! You can walk down all the way from "Garni Temple" on the cliff's edge above, or hire one of the many existing 4WD vehicles with local drivers. Right there, you will immediately understand why "Basaltic Organ" is also known as "Symphony of Stones"! Enjoy!
Written April 22, 2020
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urosdernovsek
Celje, Slovenia1,120 contributions
Nice
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great natural rock formation, as organ pipes. Nice for a walk, from old bridge by the river, to the view of Garni temple on the hill, and back. Formations should be formed by vulcanic lava pushing/reforming rocks.
Written August 7, 2019
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Jonas Gunnarsson
Stockholm, Sweden493 contributions
Interesting rock formations
Jul 2019 • Friends
If you are in Garni and have the appropriate means of transportation, it could be worthwhile to drive down the recently built road down to the gorge and the organ. There are cool, huge formations of basalt and the size is quite impressive.
Written August 1, 2019
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KPR1955
Crewe, UK1,742 contributions
Amazing natural phenonemum
May 2019 • Solo
This was as unusual and exciting as it was described to us on our way. We had just visited the Garni Temple and done the walk around the gorge and we came face to face with this fantastic scene.
Written June 12, 2019
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Joni H
Singapore, Singapore1,763 contributions
Ready for a symphony?
Oct 2018 • Friends
Thought this natural phenomenon is amazing where due to volcanic activities basalt columns were formed looking like a symphony of organs! Taking a stroll enjoying these rock formations was really nice.
Written December 13, 2018
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,345 contributions
Anazing Natural Phenomenon
Nov 2018 • Friends
The Basaltic Organ is an amazing structure. The cooling lava on the surface millennia ago formed basalt rock but as it cooled it formed long hexagonal columns that resemble a church organ. It is quite wonderful and well worth a visit, especially if your are going to the nearby Garni Temple.
Written November 2, 2018
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Satyabrata Dam
New Delhi1,776 contributions
Spellbinding rocks
Sep 2018 • Friends
Named organ rocks or symphony rocks, these are amazing features like tightly packed honey combed rock that sprouts from above and hanging against gravity. They look similar to church pipe organs. It's a wonder that they don't crash more often. Be careful when you hike beneath these rocks as there could be snakes and also the chances of falling rocks. The hike deep into the winding gorge is rather strenuous.
Written October 5, 2018
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Agnes448
Nottingham, UK129 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2018
It is a bit similar to Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland or Fingal's Cave in Scotland, only this has no sea nearby only a small river at the bottom of the gorge. If you like hiking it is a good walk from Garni temple, otherwise 4x4 cars can be hired to take you down (and back). It is a short drive. The basalt columns are result of volcanic activity and there is a path alongside, so one can walk underneath it and have a good look and take photos.
Written September 16, 2018
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zuni P
Lagunitas, CA658 contributions
It’s all so good
Apr 2018 • Solo
All of this walk is superb - I just loved it. You are not going to miss out on seeing some of the best basalt Columns ever anywhere !!!
Written April 28, 2018
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Ilzo A
Sao Paulo, SP1,682 contributions
A Stone Organ
Sep 2017 • Friends
It is far bellow and you have to descend or use old cars with skilled drivers to descend but even travelers with great knowledge in our group were puzzled by the rock formation. Unique
Written September 21, 2017
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