From the standpoint of archaeology, culture, and nature, Armenia is one of the wealthiest states in the world. The ancient culture of Armenia is literally filled with legends, tales, and symbols. We will cover some of those symbols below.
“Nur” means pomegranate in Armenian. For Armenians, nur is not merely a plant. Like the apricot, the pomegranate is one of the national symbols of Armenia.
The khachkar (Armenian: խաչքար, literally “cross-stone”) is a type of architectural monuments and shrines. A khachkar is a stone stele with a carved-out image of a cross. The Armenian word “khachkar” derives from words “khach” (խաչ, “cross”) and “kar” (քար, “stone”).
In November 2010, the symbolism and craftsmanship of Armenian khachkars were inscribed in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
National Armenian dresses are also an inseparable part of the Armenian culture. Apart from the below video, you could check out the Android app named “Armenian National Dresses”, which allows its users to get acquainted with more than 40 types of Armenian dresses, take photos in those dresses, and share them on social networks.
Armenian national dances play a key role in the Armenian folk culture as well. Each of the provinces of Armenia has always had its own dances and dresses. Through dramatized dances, the Armenian territories portrayed their lifestyles and traditions, as well as the features of the culture.
An example of the Armenian nature is the Gegharot Waterfall, a unique alpine waterfall located on the slope of Mount Aragats 12 kilometers from the village of Aragats, on the influx of the Gegharot river at an altitude of 3,000 meters.