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6-8 August, 2018
Garni, ARMENIA
The Inaugural Workshop of UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on PhD Education and Research in Biophysics, Biotechnology and Environmental Health
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Workshop Venue

7 Qar, Grigor Zohrap Street 30, Garni, Armenia

 

                           

 

Garni (Armenian: Գառնի) is situated 29 km south-east from Yerevan, and  is an obligatory stop for all tourists.

Garni Crater on Mars is named after Garni, Armenia.

Garni is notable for its fortress complex with the 1st-century AD Garni TempleSurb Astvatsatsin ChurchMashtots Hayrapet Church, a ruined 4th-century single-aisle church, a ruined Tukh Manuk Shrine, Saint Sargis Shrine, and a Queen Katranide Shrine.

Nearby is the Garni Gorge with well preserved basalt columns, carved out by the Goght River. This portion of the gorge is typically referred to as the "Symphony of the Stones".

Near Garni temple, down to the gorge you can see the junction of two rivers, Azat and Geghard. 6 km from Garni  there is a fantastic sample of medieval Armenian architecture, the Geghard Cave Monastery. It was first mentioned in the 4th century, but the main cathedral was built in 1215. The structures inside and outside the mount are one, compositionally and stylistically.

Located next to Garni Temple, 7 Qar  is a Private Villa and boutique hotel that hosts events of any scale and range, along with comfortable leisure. One can enjoy a breathtaking view of Garni temple surrounded by tremendous mountains from the balcony of 7 Qar.