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Vardenyats Pass, Aghnjadzor, Armenia
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Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Amazing to think of this place being built and in use all those hundreds of years ago Fascinating to see some of the design detail Eg from the outside it is a barn shaped structure with a ridge roof, but inside there is one main...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Amazing sight, we're totally alone there when visiting. In the end of April still about a metre of snow, makes one think about the travelers visiting here 700 years ago during the height of winter after being on the road for months. Unmissable if passing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

The caravan itself is already spectacular when you realise under which conditions people must have travelled here. But the road to and from it is an absolute delight as well. Fantastic views and so beautifully empty!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is built along the Selim mountain pass on the fantastic silk road for road travellors and mainly for trade persons with animals to rest in 1332. This is at a height of 2410m from sea level. Many such rest places were built for commercial...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Jothilingam E
Reviewed August 18, 2018

The selim pass from Sevan towards Areni offers beautiful views and a fairly good road for the country. The Orbelian's caravanserai deserves a stop, first because of its historic background on the silk road, but also because of the beautiful views on the valley!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is the best example of an old silk road caravan stop and shelter anywhere in Europe. It is very well preserved in original condition. Amazing views of the valley below. A must see if you are travelling in this area

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ChristianH5286
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Very well preserved building used for camel caravans on the silk road. Wonderful. You need to be with someone that knows the history as not well documented on the site. However a visit is well worth the time. A real glimpse of life many centuries...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 907rayg
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Located at the top of the Selim Pass (2410m) to the south of Lake Sevan. Built in 1332, this is a stone-built caravanserai with room both for sleeping and camels. Holes in the ground were used to keep food cool. A 'must-see' stop if you...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank David S
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Very nice nature and quiet place. Ideal to small stop during you way. You may buy there some fruits or home made and tasty cake from family minimarket (from old Lada car).

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank martinj386
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This site offers an amazing view, and fascinating ruins marking the ancient silk roads path across armenia - large and cavenous they offer a different side to the settlement of aremenia beyond. Excellent spot for a coffee and to take in the view.

Date of experience: September 2017
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