Armenia

September 7, 2013

Armenia's stonehenge, Zorats Karer or Karahunj is a group of roughly hewn rocks standing in circles. Some have a holes carved into them and this contributes to the theory that they may have been used for observing the stars. 

Wings of Tatev is a 5.7 km cableway between Halidzor and the Tatev monastery in Armenia. It is the longest reversible aerial tramway built in one section, and holds the record for longest non-stop double track cable car. 

The Novarank monastery, built in the 13th century nestles in the Amaghu gorge.

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