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Armenia Tourist Attractions
 Ijevan
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Ijevan
Idjevan city is the administrative center of Tavush Marz (province). The city is 142 km north from Yerevan and is on the foot of Idjevan Mountain range. It expands on both sides of Aghstev River. Forested mountains with alpine meadows surround the city. The city has warm and mild climate. Extremely cold weather is a rarity here. It snows every year in Idjevan, however the snow cover stays only once in a few year. The average temperature in August is about 23°C, and in January about 0°C. The annual precipitation is up to 563mm.

People in Idjevan are proud of the botanical garden where a huge number of unique plant varieties are collected.

Annual sculptor festivals were organized in Idjevan from 1985 to 1990. As a result the city came to be known as "City of hundred sculptures". The city park, where there are numerous rock sculptures of different authors from all over the world is in the city center. Here one can enjoy the fresh air, walk through the alleys and interesting sculptures and relax.

Idjevan mountains are covered by forests. About 60% of forests in Armenia are in this region. There are oak trees, ash trees, beeches, wild cherry trees, pomegranates etc. in Idjevan forests. Wild pears, plums, cornelian cherries as well as a variety of berries including raspberries and blackberries grow in these forests.

The nature here has a very diverse fauna. There are bears, wild boars, bobcats, hares, and wolves etc. Many birds such as eagles and falcons also inhabit in Idjevan region.

Idjevan is the northeastern gate to Armenia. One of automobile highways connecting Yerevan to Tbilisi passes through Idjevan.

Because of its location the city has always had an important role for Armenia and is the link connecting Armenia to its northern neighbors. A major road, with a coaching inn, in Armenian "˜idjevanatun', for trading caravans was crossing the outskirts of today's Idjevan. Historical studies came to prove, that this ancient "˜idjevanatun' was on the left side of Aghstev River, 10km south from today's city, where the ruins of ancient bathhouse have been preserved to date.

Idjevan was famous for its carpet masters from old times: carpets made by these masters are outstanding with their colors and fine images. In the State History Museum of Armenia a few fine samples of ancient Idjevan carpets are exhibited.

At the entrance to the city is the Idjevan wine factory, which is famous for its exceptionally tasty wines. One can take a tour here and observe the production process, taste wine and in case interested buy wine right from the factory shop.

Makaravank church is one of the places in Idjevan region where people visit the most. There are many caves and waterfalls in Idjevan region. It is an ideal place for organizing hiking, bicycle, horse riding tours and other active outdoor activities.

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