10 Interesting facts about Armenians


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Psychologists usually refer to national characteristics as common features among representatives of a nation, which were formed as a result of the centuries-old history of a people’s development. 
From their ancient ancestors, Armenians inherited hard work and craftsmanship. Therefore, Armenians have long been famous for being excellent doctors, architects, farmers, jewellers. 
Also, it is quite interesting to learn about bright emotionality of Armenians, through which they express both joy and delight, anger and outrage.
However, in addition to these well-known distinctive features, which can be found in their homeland, when faced with visiting Armenians, there are others that you can see only by visiting this sunny country.

How to spend summer in Armenia


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Each season in Armenia has its own unique flavour and taste,
and summer in Armenia is not an exception.
Days in summer are longer, hotter and lighter due to the topographic features of the country. 

Morning and evening hours are best to get acquainted with Armenia in the summer,
while hot days can be used for relaxing near a cool pool.

Bring comfortable travel shoes,
a camera and sunscreen with you,
as summer in Armenia implies both outdoor activities and passive ones near water.

Armenian art and culture | Art Tour in Armenia




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Due to its geopolitical location with access to Europe and Asia, Armenia is the bearer of European and Eastern cultural traditions, which speaks of its uniqueness.

Armenian Culture


Armenia is rightfully called one of the cradles of world civilization. At the root of the Armenian culture, you can find the culture of the Urartian civilization. The heritage of Urartu includes fortress cities, cuneiform tablets and irrigation systems unique to the ancient world. In the period of the 4th century BC up to the 3rd century AD Armenian culture developed under the influence of Hellenism.

ROAD TRIP TO YEGHEGNADZOR, ARMENIA


You have decided to take a road trip and explore the different sights of Armenia. Only about 1.5-2 hour drive from Yerevan, Yeghegnadzor has so much to offer! 
So what should you see before you get to city, once you are there, what are the best places to eat and drink, as well as stay a night or two in Yeghegnadzor?

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOU ARE A GUEST IN AN ARMENIAN FAMILY




If you are in Armenia, it is very likely that people will invite you to their household. This is an accepted tradition because Armenians love to talk to others and tell them about their homeland. So, what should you know if you are guest in an Armenian family?

KHACHKAR: TRADITIONAL ART TYPE IN ARMENIA




There are a number of symbols that represent Armenia’s rich culture and one of them, called khachkar, is absolutely unique. Khachkar means cross-stone, if translated literally - khach means cross and kar means stone. 

So, how did it evolve and what is so special about khachkars anyway?