The classical Hellenistic structure of Garni Temple remains the only embodiment of Armenia's pre-Christian era. Built in the 1st century CE by king Tiridates I, the temple honored the sun god Mihr. Today, in addition to drawing scores of tourists, it represents a shrine for Armenian neopaganism. As you approach the site surrounded by mountains, notice the structure's colonnades, geometrical figures, and rich decorations, all typical of Ancient Greek architectural style. Scholars speculate that it may in fact have functioned as a tomb, allowing the structure to survive the mass destruction of pagan edifices. Make Garni Temple a part of your Garni vacation plans using our Garni tour planner.
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This pagan temple is very interesting, the history of religion in Armenia. The remains are very nice and the views from the cliff of the mountains around are spectacular. A very good photograph point more »
Visst detta är ett av flera platser vi åkte till på en rundtur... absolut sevärt. Vacker natur och en otrolig byggnad med historik more »Sure this is one of several places we went to on a tour... Absolutely worth seeing. Beautiful scenery and an incredible building with history
This is one of the beautiful and wonderful places on the Earth. Visit Armenia and see this wonder with your own eyes.
The only ancient Pagan temple in Armenia. It is so well preserved and beautiful. The best way to see it is to take a tour.
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