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Garni Canyon
Middle East

Garni Canyon is located ~30 km east of capital Yerevan and stretches along the river Azat (Garni) and Goght (tributary of Azat). Vertical cliffs and polygon columns make it very amazing and glorious. The columns stretch from the foot to the top of the gorge and are named "Symphony of Stones".

Danger, hazards, threat to life – these are things that will occur to you as you look down and plan to walk down the canyon.

Be carefull while looking around and admiring Garni Canyon :)

Copyright: Davit Mirzoyan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16896x8448
Taken: 03/08/2013
Uploaded: 23/09/2013
Updated: 08/04/2015


Tags: garni; canyon; rock; azat river; bazalt; armenia
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