Mighty Traces of Soviet Modernism. Mikoyan Brothers Monument

The Mikoyan monument vividly typifies this modernist belief in technological progress and the power of architecture to shape the future.

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Mighty Traces of Armenian Modernism in Debed Canyon

The monument mixes aspects of Armenian ecclesiastical as well as Gothic architecture, evident in the use of ash-grey tufa stone and the tall, narrow slits that can normally be found in mediaeval castles and cathedrals.

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A handful of happiness from Debed Canyon

If you happen to be visiting Debed Canyon during the summer months, be a little more cautious and careful, because the colorful berries are “humbly hidden” among the emerald green meadows, deep forests, and lofty mountains.

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From the depths of traditions of Lori’s Debed Canyon

Welcome to Debed Canyon – a place full of traditions, legends, amazing customs, rituals, mystery, but at the same time known for its simplicity, sincerity and generosity.

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Exciting Hiking Trails in Debed Canyon

There are both well-known and uncharted trails leading to the historical and cultural sites, where you can enjoy the incredible beauty of Debed Canyon. Some of these trails are currently becoming the main tourist spots, while others are still “vailed”.    
Together we will discover some of them.

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Mighty Traces of Soviet Modernism. Mikoyan Brothers Monument

The Mikoyan monument vividly typifies this modernist belief in technological progress and the power of architecture to shape the future.

Read More

Mighty Traces of Armenian Modernism in Debed Canyon

The monument mixes aspects of Armenian ecclesiastical as well as Gothic architecture, evident in the use of ash-grey tufa stone and the tall, narrow slits that can normally be found in mediaeval castles and cathedrals.

Read More

A handful of happiness from Debed Canyon

If you happen to be visiting Debed Canyon during the summer months, be a little more cautious and careful, because the colorful berries are “humbly hidden” among the emerald green meadows, deep forests, and lofty mountains.

Read More

From the depths of traditions of Lori’s Debed Canyon

Welcome to Debed Canyon – a place full of traditions, legends, amazing customs, rituals, mystery, but at the same time known for its simplicity, sincerity and generosity.

Read More

Exciting Hiking Trails in Debed Canyon

There are both well-known and uncharted trails leading to the historical and cultural sites, where you can enjoy the incredible beauty of Debed Canyon. Some of these trails are currently becoming the main tourist spots, while others are still “vailed”.    
Together we will discover some of them.

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Back In The U.S.S.R

Many streets dedicated to something specific can be found in every corner of the world, but few of us know that here, in Vanadzor we have a whole forest district that carefully hides many Soviet Camps.

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10 Must-Do Things in Vanadzor

Vanadzor is the third largest city in Armenia. Its neoclassical architecture set against the green mountains surrounding the city creates its own unique atmosphere. Today, the city is rapidly developing, becoming one of Armenia’s educational, cultural, and tourism centers.

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Legends of Debed Canyon

In the north of Armenia, as if a crawling dragon, stretches the mysterious Debed canyon. Its sheer cliffs stand tall as guardians protecting the centuries-old monasteries, the hard-working people, the history and old traditions, and the haunting local tales and legends, each a precious gem in its own.

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Debed Canyon Gastro Guide

Every corner of Armenia has its specific cuisine that is developed through centuries and reflects old traditions and local seasonal goods. It is the diverse nature and herbs of Debed canyon that give local cuisine its unique flavor. Use of various greens, berries, and dairy products is common to this area.

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Cycling Trip to Debed Canyon

If you ever decide to experience Armenia in a very unique way, make sure to get on a bicycle and explore the country on two wheels. Cycling around Armenia was an adventure we were yet to try, so when we got ourselves new bicycles, we decided to cycle to one of Armenia’s treasure troves, the canyon of Debed.

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Natural Monuments of Debed Canyon

Debed canyon is one of most popular travel destinations in Armenia. The dense forests covering the slopes of the canyon hide some of the finest examples of Armenia’s cultural and religious heritage, but these forests are also full of natural monuments, revered by locals as sacred to a comparable degree.

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10 Awesome Things To Do in Debed Canyon

UNESCO World Heritage sites, fine examples of medieval Armenian architecture, stunning hiking trails, unique museums, even rafting… Debed canyon has it all for a must-visit travel destination. Here’s some of the awesome things you should definitely do when visiting the area.

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Exploring Debed Canyon and Its Monasteries

The junction where the road to the village of Dsegh starts from looked desolate when we got off the truck we hitchhiked from the city of Vanadzor. As the vehicle drove away, we were left on our own. We looked around, but there were no signs of approaching cars, which meant we were stuck.

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