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Garni gorge

Goght River in Armenia carves through beautiful, eye-catching gorge named Garni next to a village with the same name. To get to the bottom  breath-taking vertical cliffs of the gorge the visitors must walk or take a car down there. The cliffs themselves are extremely beautiful, consisting mainly of well-preserved basalt columns. The orderly octagonal columns look almost man-made and are called the “Symphony of Stones” by locals.

On a prominent part of the gorge the ancient pagan temple Garni is located. Along the gorge, one can also see an 11th century bridge built over a small stream.