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Horse at the beach at Sevan

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More about the Lake Sevan in Armenia

Ah, a khorovadz on the shores of Sevan. One of the most relaxing experiences I can think of. This huge mountain lake which takes up 5% of Armenia’s surface area and is about 2,000 meters above sea level. On a clear and sunny day, the water is often a deep turquoise color. Maxim Gorky once said about the waters that they were like a piece of the sky that had descended to the earth among the mountains. The shores are white sand and most beaches are uncrowded. The monastery peninsula (called the island in Armenian) is the most popular spot, and is the closest place to visit as well. The water is about 18-22 Celsius in the summer, a very refreshing swim after a hot week in Yerevan. It is a freshwater lake, so you do not have any salt residue after swimming. There are fish in the lake, but I do not know the regulations for fishing … (more … you should click the link above)

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