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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
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
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!!
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
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!
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
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
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
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.