Nestling at borders between Western Asia and Eastern Asia, Armenia is a landlocked country which has most of its land covered by mountains. Armenia is not only rich in the nature's endowments, but is gifted with a fascinating history as well. And what better way to learn about Armenian culture than from the locals themselves. Covering an area of nearly 29,800, it is one of the smallest countries in the world. It is bordered by Turkey in the west, Iran in the south, Georgia in the north and Azerbaijan in the east. Armenia is one of the most charming countries to holiday in. The weather here is absolutely pleasant, balanced right in between extreme ends of temperatures. The mountains here are covered with lush green forests and there are huge shimmering lakes, making Armenia a true nature's gem.
Armenia was the first state to adopt Christianity in the 4th century, and since then it has flourished, spreading to many parts of the world. Armenia has some of the most exquisite monasteries and cathedrals which are located at the most stunning looking spots.
Just as hard it is to keep your eyes off natures vistas, it is hard to ignore the ever smiling and charming faces of the locals. They are always welcoming and enthusiastic to show you around their beautiful villages and mountains. They are more than happy to share their meal, thoughts and stories about their quaint little hometown with the unknown traveler.
The rapidly developing Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and also its largest city. You will notice an inescapable similarity to the Russian architecture, That is because Yerevan was largely built during the occupation of Soviet. Though it is the deft Armenian touches that the architecture has that makes it as attractive as it is. The main attractions that you can see in Yerevan are The Armenian Genocide Memorial, Victory Park, Erebuni Fortress and the National Art Gallery.