Basaltic Organ
Basaltic Organ
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Robert S
Zagreb, Croatia337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
In the shadow (at certain times during the day literally) lies basaltic organ, volcanic masterpiece. It can be seen in the gorge from the temple, however to get there you better get a pair of tracking shoes and be in good walking condition.
Visit is absolute must if you have enough free time to walk around.
Written September 18, 2017
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Bea
Bratislava, Slovakia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
One experience not to miss! Armenia without visiting Garni and Basaltic Organ is unimaginable due to stunning natural beauty and easy access.
Written September 24, 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
These certainly look like a prehistoric organ.
There are hundreds of basalt pillars that line the gorge that make a stunning sight.
Written June 16, 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Timothy T
Houston, TX375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
The road to the organs is accessible pretty much only by a 4x4. The ride is bumpy and uncomfortable, but the gorges are much more serene than the ride down. The columns created by the solidified volcanic rock are some of the most unique in the world. Highly recommend - will leave you truly amazed.
Written May 23, 2017
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cew012015
Basel, Switzerland92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Business
From Garni temple one can an idea how these column look. Going closer is simply amazing. A 4 wheel drive car is advisable because of the steep and uneven road. It takes around 10 minutes from the asphalted street to get there but for me it was really worthwhile.
Written September 27, 2015
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LWL3333
Wellington, FL17,984 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
This site is very much like the Devil's Causeway in western Ireland or Devil's Tower in the US state of Wyoming, but is seen from the bottom whereas the former is seen from the top and the latter is seen from the sides. The volcanic lava cooled to form these 6-sided columns which are interesting geologically, but some would not find a visit worth the time and effort it takes to get there because the road is on a 12% downward grade which makes it unwise for tour busses to go. Molten lava cools in such a way that it forms these 6-sided structures, because the hexagon takes the least amount of energy to form.
Written July 1, 2015
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AHZambia
London, UK1,276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This is the Symphony of Stones I think - amazing hexagon basalt rock formations all along the gorge. There is a little train that runs up and down if you can’t walk
Written May 24, 2024
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Ludmila S
Tbilisi, Georgia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
It was really nice to walk around the valley looking at these stunning rock cores. It's great!
There is a pagan temple nearby, which you can also visit.
Written April 18, 2024
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