Even though it has been an independent republic since 1991, many people are hard-pressed to locate Armenia on a map. This is odd since it has existed in various forms for almost 6,000 years.
Around a third of its three million inhabitants live in the capital, Yerevan. While little remains of its past, the country houses a number of World Heritage Sites. Among these are the spellbinding monasteries of Haghpat, Sanahin and Geghard, their unique architecture a delight to behold.
Organised tourism is a relative newcomer, but many people visit to take part in adventure sports. A particular favourite is the horseback trip to Mount Ararat along fertile valleys, past ancient churches with a performance of the timeless Armenian Shadow Theatre the best way to relax after a long day in the saddle.
Armenian cuisine is an intriguing mix of Mediterranean foods, from both east and west, with fish, fruits, spices and vegetables all forming unique dishes and flavours. Any restaurant in the big cities, such as Gyumri and Vanadzor, is a great place to try this unique cuisine.
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