Situated along the route of the Great Silk Road, is a landlocked country located in
the southern Caucasus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
It is the smallest of the former Soviet republics, bounded by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south, and Turkey on the west.
Armenia was a regional empire with a rich culture in the years leading up to the 1st Century CE, at one period controlling all the land between the Black and Caspian Seas.
In 301, Armenia was the first state to formally adopt Christianity as its official state religion, twelve years before Rome. It also changed between various dynasties. But after Parthian (Iranian), Roman, Arab, Mongol and Persian occupation, Armenia had been substantially weakened. In 1454, the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Persia divided Armenia among themselves.
Numerous monuments and masterpieces of the Ancient era and Middle Ages can be found throughout the country. Tourism in Armenia is rooted in the country's historical landmarks and natural attractions such as the water resorts of Lake Sevan, the hot springs of Arzni and Jermuk, the forests of Dilijan, Aghveran, Tsaghkadzor, Bjurakan and Gugark, and the mountainous natural caves and cliffs of the Southeast region. The 5165 meter Mount Ararat, geographically located in Turkey, is a national symbol of Armenia and is visible from much of the Southwest region.
Armenian tradition is an evolving tradition between Asia and Europe. Several Armenians also do believe that they are part of the EU kingdom, but socially Armenia hasn’t been in the headlines of European custom for some decades. After the fragmentation of the Soviet Union has evolved new avenues of trade with the Western countries but it is coming in rather slowly through a major chunk has come in Yerevan than the rest of the nation. Armenia’s small population is 99% relative oriented. They are usually hospitable which can be experienced all over. If you penniless and land up in a village you will surely find an area to live with meals of limitless toasts and liquids.
Climate is usually sunny and has four seasons. The summer temperatures range between 25degrees to 40 degrees in Ararat valley and are usually pleasant.
Winters are usually cold with minimum temperatures dipping to -5 degrees in Yerevan to -30 degrees in Ararat valley to -46°C temperatures in the Lake Arpi area.
Public transport is cheap and convenient. Alternatively, there are so many other mediums of transportation too e.g. the country provides transportation to link the villages to cities. Taxis are available if you want to cut down the waiting time. Students can also use bicycles to travel between the student’s accommodation and the University campus.
Winters are usually very cold in places like Ararat valley and Lake Arpi thus students are advised to carry heavy warm clothes else light cotton clothing is fine with Rain suits which appear during summers.