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Garni Gorge, Garni

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Marvel at impressive basalt column formations carved by the Goght River at Garni Gorge, a picturesque ravine with an eponymous pre-Christian temple of Mithras perched atop its steep cliff. Thousands of hexagonal volcanic rock bars protrude from the clifftop like a giant curtain, forming what locals call the "Symphony of the Stones." You'll see some goatherd huts, an 11th-century bridge, and a few kiosks selling dry fruits. Located some 23 km (14.3 mi) east of Yerevan, the site is best visited by 4x4 on a dirt road, and offers scenic hiking opportunities. Arrange to visit Garni Gorge and other attractions in Garni using our Garni day trip planner.
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  • The gorge is lined with organ pipe like basalt pillars. They make a stunning display that can be easily seen from the temple. 
    The gorge is lined with organ pipe like basalt pillars. They make a stunning display that can be easily seen from the temple.  more »
  • From Garni Temple to Garni Gorge which is also known as Symphony of Stones is much enjoyable when you’re hiking down the path but be careful if you’re following the trail from the offline guide of... 
    From Garni Temple to Garni Gorge which is also known as Symphony of Stones is much enjoyable when you’re hiking down the path but be careful if you’re following the trail from the offline guide of...  more »
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  • Beautiful gorge. Very green. But this is not where the symphony column stone formations are. When you come down from the temple on foot, turn left to East, rather than turn right to west towards this pinned location. Don't come to this location for the rock formations. This is for a gorge walk.
  • Amazing thing of nature. So beautiful. Everyone in our group love this place.

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