Basic Information:Official Name: Republic of Armenia
Area: 29,800 km2
Capital City: Yerevan
Major Religion: Armenian Apostolic
Currency: Dram (AMD)
Exchange Rate: N/A
Time Zone: GMT +4
Current time: 12:36am
Phone Country Dialing Code: 374
Practical Travel Information:Official Tourism Website: www.armeniaemb.org/DiscoverArmenia/Index.htm
Travel Cost: $$$ ($ = cheap, $$$$$ = expensive)
- Archaeological Site of Zvartnots - Zvartnots Cathedral is a 7th-century centrally planned aisled tetraconch type Armenian cathedral built by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder from 643-652. Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin) in Armavir Province of Armenia.
- Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin - These two Byzantine monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of prosperity during the Kiurikian dynasty (10th to 13th century) were important centres of learning. Sanahin was renown for its school of illuminators and calligraphers. The two monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture, whose unique style developed from a blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasian region.