Dilijan Travel Guide

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Dilijan Things to Do

  • sweet little cultural museum with...

    I was amazed that the sleepy, mountain town of Dilijan had not one, but two adorable little museums! This is the central museum, part of a brand new tourist complex being built by the Tufenkian Group as an attempt to revitalize the area. They've recently renovated an entire street, which looks a little artificial, but it is lovely and full of...

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  • 50th anniversary of the soviet in...

    Far out in the distance, and cleverly conceived to be seen from all over town , there's a tall crown-shaped large white monument.It is the monument for the 50th anniversary of the soviet in Armenia.

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  • the russian steps

    The Russian steps are not called like this - but nowhere I was able to find out anything about them. They are a bizarre feature of Myasnikyan poghots - they start from nowhere and lead to nowhere. An inscription at the base of the step, complete with hammer and sickle, and soviet star, tells you that these very unsoviet-like steps were built in...

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    dinner at karin

    by call_me_rhia Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    When you stay at karin and volodja galecian homestay, three meals areincluded in the price. Home-cooked meals, obviously.

    Favorite Dish: Ask Karin to make you her famous dolmas - they are the best. She's also great at making soups and barbecue. Ask her husband Volodja to let you taste his home-made wodka, it's a killer. And before you go to bed, tell Karin what you would like for breakfast, or else she'll cook you huge omelettes, sausages and noodles... had we known, we would have asked her fdor bread and jam

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Dilijan Transportation

  • To Sevan from Dilijan

    Nune from the guesthouse was going to Yerevan the same morning as I was going to Sevan. We decided to take the 10 o’clock minibus together. As we arrived at the bus stop (near the roundabout) it turned out the bus was late so we shared a taxi with two other people (I guess they were all going to Yerevan). I was dropped by the road leading out on...

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  • to visit the monasteries...

    To visit the monasteries of Goshavank and Haghardzin you will need to hire a taxi. The guesthouse where you are staying will likely help you to find one - or else go to the main roundabout and you'll find one there.You shouldn't pay more than 10000 for the trip - it'll take about three hours, including the visits.

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  • To Haghartsin and Goshavank

    I took a taxi from the guesthouse in Dilijan (Nune at the guesthouse called one for me) to Haghartsin and Goshavank. The whole trip took a bit more than three hours and then I went home to the taxi driver and met his lovely family, had coffee, ice cream and chocolate. The Armenian hospitality is great! The taxi tour was 5500 drams (July 2006).In...

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Dilijan Local Customs

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    dilijan water

    by call_me_rhia Written Aug 23, 2006

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    Dilijan is famous for its mineral water - and the water plant, “Dilijan Frolova Balka”, is located out of town. In theory it's the same water that one would get from the tab... in practice I don't think it should be recommended... the water may be good - but the state of most plumbing systems is so bad as to potentially turn good water into bad.

    Our hosts did not drink tab water but bought it at the shop instead... and I would suggest to do the same. Just in case...

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Dilijan Warnings and Dangers

  • Hygine care at Dili Villa

    If we would like to talk about danger in Dilijan, then there is no more important thing to talk about rather than health. I stayed in a hotel named "Dili Villa" which is a nice place, but no hygine care is taken. The place is dirty, especially the toilets, so I had worries to eat there. Pets are alowed inside, and they have dogs living there. I saw...

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  • a double warning....

    Watch your steps - the terrain is uneven and if you are not careful it's easy to fall and hurt yourself. If you do - second warning - avoid the hospitals of Dilijian. After some evident x-rays they told me i had a micro-fracture in my arm, made a tentative casting and sent me off (no painkillerws or nothing).After another hospital visit in Yerevan...

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Dilijan Off The Beaten Path

  • Goshavank Monastery

    Goshavank Monastery belongs to the Dilijan district, in the small village of Gosh. It was built in the 12/13 century, after a earthquake had destroyed a previous monastery (Ghetik) with the help of a man named Mkhitar Gosh.The churches of the complex are nice but not spectacular... what is spectacular is the carved portal - the same ornaments are...

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  • Haghartsin monastery

    Haghartsin is the most popular monastery around Dilijan, and it is located several kilometers east: it consists of three churches (St. Gregory, St. Stepanos, St. Astvatsatsin) and a refectory. It's nested amid woods.St. Gregory was built in the 10th century, while the remaining two churches are about 300 years older. The refectory dates back to the...

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  • THE "SWITZERLAND OF THE EAST"

    From Yerevan , I took a tour to Dilijan , taking a short stop at the lovely lake SEVAN. Dilijan is a nice area , covered by hornbeam forrests where you can visit Goshavank and Haghardzin monasteries , from century XII . Really worths a visit. THE HIDDEN MONASTERIES.

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  • Dilijan

    Dilijan is a city in the north of Armenia, in the Tavush regionì. It is somwetimes called the "Little Switzerland" of Armenia, mainly because it is surrounded by pine-covered mountains. Being Swiss I can tell you that the similarities end here: it surely looks like the town has known better days (it has) - and now it's holiday spot for those...

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