Kingdoms of Armenia

After the fall of Urartu around 585 BC, the Satrapy of Armenia was ruled by the Armenian Orontid Dynasty, which governed the state in 585190 BC. Under the Orontids, Armenia during this era was a satrapy of the Persian Empire, and after its disintegration (in 330 BC), it became an independent kingdom. After the destruction…

Tips for Travelling in Armenia

Travelling to a  new country may sometimes be challenging especially for people with a completely different cultural background. Armenians are much like any other Europeans in their manners and lifestyle, though a bit more traditional in provinces. If you are planning your first visit to Armenia,  just look through our top tips to save money…

Tashir

Tashir is a town located in Lori Province at the north of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. It is located 42 km north of the provincial centre Vanadzor and 154 north of the capital Yerevan. As of the 2011 census, the population of the town was 7,773. Situated at the northern part of Lori…

Vanadzor

Vanadzor is the third-largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Lori Province in the northern part of the country. It is located around 128 kilometres (80 miles) north of the capital Yerevan. As of the 2011 census, the city had a population of 86,199, down from 148,876 reported at the 1979 official census.…

Tumanyan

Tumanyan is a town in Lori Province , located 149 km north of the capital Yerevan, and 38 km north of the provincial centre Vanadzor. It is situated on the right bank of Debed river at a height of 810 meters above sea level. The nearby villages of Kober kayaran, Shamut, Lorut, Ahnidzor, Atan, Marts…