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Spectacular cave houses

What is fascinating about this place is the location and the thought that people were using these... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
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What a fantastic place! Can't believe people lived here right up to 1960. 425 steps (I counted... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

What is fascinating about this place is the location and the thought that people were using these caves as dwellings even in recent times. The deep gorge amidst thick green forest is striking. Easy access from Goris makes it a short day trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 13 September 2018

What a fantastic place! Can't believe people lived here right up to 1960. 425 steps (I counted them) down, a walk across a swinging bridge (exciting) and a wander round the old village with cave dwellings, buildings and even a church. Warning: then 425 steps...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Old looking suspension bridge was fun and after crossing many caves, would like to live in one for a week. A bit of walking needs and stairs so be fit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

On your driving be to Artsax you must stop by here ... Seriously your jaws will drop ... b/c you will see what you only read in history books ... how ancient pple lived ... I am Amazed that little country like Armenia has so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Adventure: - you will need to go down (and up) 400 stairs to reach the bridge - when you reach the bridge, you will need to cross it. It is narrow, and hangs above a canyon Culture: - what is here referred as caves was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dudekica
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Located near Goris, Old Khndzoresk is an early village largely constructed out of soft rock and known for its role in the liberation movement of David Bek in the 18th century. Old Khndzoresk is situated in the beautiful, lush canyon below the more modern New...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Quite remarkable when you learn how many people once lived here. Interesting to walk around and appreciate the size of this place. Certainly worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Randall K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The cave town of Old Khndzoresk really merits a visit. The scenery is very picturesque and the cave dwelling amazing. Cross the bridge and stroll through old village. Once more than 8000 people lived there with 7 schools, shops, ...

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Geghard
Reviewed 14 September 2017

You need to be fit to navigate down to this place, and to take a water bottle with you, but it's worth it. Even though little of this abandoned, hidden village remains, it is fascinating.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank NYCHels
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was something completely unique - a place, which was dwelled until quite recent times - a village made of caves, with full infrastructure. We were amazed to visit it, see old pictures, talk to a man who looks after the old church which used...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Lusine T
18 March 2017|
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Response from Masoud S | Reviewed this property |
Hello I think two days is necessary and enough for Goris. Walking is possible if you have enough time and energy as I saw some people were walking the route but I strongly recommend hiring a car. I stayed in Yeghevnut Hotel... More