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Selim Caravanserai

Vardenyats Pass, Aghnjadzor, Armenia
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Quite fascinating

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ray G
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Australia
An unusual historical site in a wonderful location

Located at the top of the Selim Pass (2410m) to the south of Lake Sevan. Built in 1332, this is a... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
David S
,
York, United Kingdom
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“silk road” (4 reviews)
“lake sevan” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Vardenyats Pass, Aghnjadzor, Armenia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ray G
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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

Thank David S
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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).

Thank Martin J
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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.

Thank Lucinda P
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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

Thank MirkoSpino
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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

Thank Thomas W
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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

Thank JGDynamo
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this caravansarai dating back to the 13th century, on our way to Sevan from Jermuk. Built by the rich and j royal Orbelian family, this place housed many people and animals at that time. It hasn't been restored so it is not in...More

Thank Nesligul D
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is the 2nd building on the site, and is not particularly impressive. On the outside there are 2 nice carvings and a written text carved in the portal. Inside it is dark, so bring a torch if you want to see something, but there...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

This caravanserai is on a mountain road. It is really just one building with little light and nothing in it. It is woth stopping if you pass by but not worth it if you are foing out of your way. It has a nice view...More

Thank wardnick1
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