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Cheap flights from Armenia

Armenia, a land with a contentious history due to centuries of occupation by foreign powers, features a number of eye-opening destinations. Although not as widely favoured as Turkey, its more popular neighbour, Armenia has its quiet charm and a lack of crowds that tourists will find restful after the bustling crowds in Europe and Asia. Its landmarks, rapidly modernising capital, and the warm hospitality of the country all serve to make a trip going here an interesting adventure.

A country with a rich culture and a unique alphabet, Armenia can hold its own when compared to other countries. The Armenian Apostolic Church, the world's oldest national church, is also its primary religious establishment. It dates back to around 300 CE, when Armenia was the first to adopt Christianity as the state religion in about 300 CE. These, and other notable facts, make this country situated along the Great Silk Road fascinating to learn about during a trip to see its several destinations.

Where to go

Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, features different attractions for tourists. It is beautifully modern, with some 19th century Russian structures in its centre, as well as parkland and brick squares. There is the State Museum of Armenian History to visit, which harks back to the Stone Age cave dwellers to the astronomy and industry of Metsamor in 3000 BCE. Other periods of Armenian history are also focused on here, from the Hellenic times to the arrival of Christianity and the long centuries under Muslim Turkish and Persian rule. From here, tourists can move to Tsitsernakaberd, which serves as a memorial to the Armenian genocide between 1915 and 1922. Large photographs tell the story of the genocide in a matter-of-fact retelling, as well as various artefacts that commemorate the victims of this dark period.

From here, tourists can move on to Tatev, a natural fortress of rock on the edge of the Vorotan Canyon. Those going here can enjoy the views down the gorge, which also reach to the peaks of Karabakh. There is also the main church of Surp Poghos-Petros to see, where one will find important relics dating to the ninth century. Faint traces of frescoes, intricate carvings, and portraits of the main donors can be found on its northern side. Hikers can also go on short walks on different trails. One leads to Svarants, a hamlet on the other side of the valley. A trail heading north can also be traversed here, which heads to the top of Petroskhatch Mountain, a peak that lies four kilometres from Tatev.

Prague, around five hours away from Armenia, is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Central Europe. Many say that it is equal to Paris in terms of beauty, which travellers can attest to themselves upon seeing its landmarks and surroundings. The Prague Castle makes an amazing sight as it looms above the Vltava's left bank. Its ranks of spires, towers, and palaces dominate like a fairy-tale fortress. Those going inside here can view a fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums, and galleries that contain magnificent national treasures. From here, tourists can check out the Astronomical Clock, which has an intriguing symbolism from the figures beside the timepiece to the statues below. From here, tourists can look for the National Technical Museum where there are exhibits on astronomy, architecture, photography, printing, and other themes.

Yangon, more than half-day's journey from Yerevan, makes an intriguing destination. This capital of an extraordinary country of gilded pagodas and traditional ways can make one want to stay longer to learn its ways. Shwedagon Paya, one of Buddhism's most sacred sites can be found here. It is such a breath-taking landmark to behold, with 27 metric tonnes of gold leaf and thousands of diamonds and other precious stones adorning the structure.

The Mahabandoola Garden is also worth visiting in the heart of the downtown area. It has views of the surrounding heritage buildings including civic structures such as the City Hall and the High Court. Those going here will find the Independence Monument, a 165-ft white obelisk with two surrounding circles of chinthe. A children's playground is also nearby, making it a place to visit for people watching. The National Museum is also a must-add to the itinerary, which features various important artefacts such as the magnificent 26ft-high jewel-encrusted lion throne, which belonged to the last king of Myanmar.

How to get out

Those who want to see various other destinations can leave Armenia via Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan. Airlines offering scheduled flights include Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Air Armenia, Air France, Alitalia, Arkia Israel Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, Czech Airlines, Dniproavia, Etihad Airways, flydubai, Grozny Avia, Iran Aseman Airlines, Iraqi Ariways, Izhavia, LOT Polish Airlines, Mahan Air, Middle East Airlines, NordStar, RusLine, S7 Airlines, Saratov Airlines, SCAT, Transaero Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines, UTair Aviation, VIM Airlines, Vueling, and Yamal Airlines. Charter flights are also performed by Aegean Airlines, Air Cairo, Air Europa, Air Malta, Atlasjet, Bulgaria Air, and Montenegro Airlines.

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