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Must stop on the selim pass

The selim pass from Sevan towards Areni offers beautiful views and a fairly good road for the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Quite fascinating

Very well preserved building used for camel caravans on the silk road. Wonderful. You need to... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Ray G
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Vardenyats Pass, Aghnjadzor, Armenia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is built along the Selim mountain pass on the fantastic silk road for road travellors and mainly for trade persons with animals to rest in 1332. This is at a height of 2410m from sea level. Many such rest places were built for commercial...More

Thank Jothilingam E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The selim pass from Sevan towards Areni offers beautiful views and a fairly good road for the country. The Orbelian's caravanserai deserves a stop, first because of its historic background on the silk road, but also because of the beautiful views on the valley!

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is the best example of an old silk road caravan stop and shelter anywhere in Europe. It is very well preserved in original condition. Amazing views of the valley below. A must see if you are travelling in this area

Thank ChristianH5286
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Very well preserved building used for camel caravans on the silk road. Wonderful. You need to be with someone that knows the history as not well documented on the site. However a visit is well worth the time. A real glimpse of life many centuries...More

1  Thank Ray G
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Located at the top of the Selim Pass (2410m) to the south of Lake Sevan. Built in 1332, this is a stone-built caravanserai with room both for sleeping and camels. Holes in the ground were used to keep food cool. A 'must-see' stop if you...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Very nice nature and quiet place. Ideal to small stop during you way. You may buy there some fruits or home made and tasty cake from family minimarket (from old Lada car).

1  Thank Martin J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This site offers an amazing view, and fascinating ruins marking the ancient silk roads path across armenia - large and cavenous they offer a different side to the settlement of aremenia beyond. Excellent spot for a coffee and to take in the view.

1  Thank Lucinda P
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Drive in the mountain in Armenia is a good experience, landscapes changes almost every curve and they are widely different. The 50km long drive between Martuni and Yeghegnadzor really worth the rental of the car. In the middle of the road you can find this...More

1  Thank MirkoSpino
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The Selim Caravanserai is located on the mountain road between Sevan Lake and the city of Jermuk. It is just before the small town of Nshkhark I was told about this interesting site and was on the look out along the road as it comes...More

1  Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Just off the Vardenyats Pass as you get into Gegharkunik Province in Armenia the Selim Caravanserai is more of a historical stop than anything. The history of the stop along the Silk Road is open to interpretation so your imagination can run wild with thoughts...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
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