GARNI ATTRACTIONS – SYMPHONY OF STONES, GARNI



Garni Gorge is very popular among tourists visiting this place to see the natural rocks of amazing beauty, which are known as the “Symphony of Stones” or “Basalt organ”.

The rocks have the appearance of long vertical pillars of hexagonal shape, which is associated with the church organ. Huge stone pillars are located at a height of about 50 meters above the ground.



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It is assumed that the “Symphony of Stones” is the result of the collapse of volcanic rocks, which are not excluded today. In this regard, it is recommended to admire the natural phenomenon at a safe distance.

“BASALT ORGAN”

The Basalt Organ is an amazing natural landmark in the Garni Gorge! Nature has created hexagonal columns hanging over the river, which really create the impression of a huge musical instrument. And it                                                                                 seems that the rocks will now sing!

The Symphony of Stones is basalt rocks in the form of straight pipes and about 100m high. This attraction is called Symphony of Stones since the rocks seem to resemble a musical instrument organ from afar. Such rocks are formed during a sharp freezing of lava.

SOME FACTS ABOUT SYMPHONY OF STONES

Symphony-of-Stones The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) summed up the competition for the best tourist poster “Vettor Giusti”, held every two years.

Under the terms of the competition, one poster is presented from each country and usually organizations representing countries in UNWTO organize a local photo contest to select the best photo and then submit it to the international competition “Vettor Giusti”.

As a result of online voting, (people from all over the world could vote) the poster of “Symphony of Stones” presented by Armenia is considered to be the best in Europe.

Visit Armenia, visit the Symphony of Stones and be surprised!

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