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[[Image:Dilijan_belowstreet-dcp2526.jpg|right|frame|400px|Sharambeyan Street in Dilijan from below.]]
 
 
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'''Dilijan''' (Arm: Դիլիջան) is a city in the [[Tavush Marz|Tavush]] region of [[Armenia]]. Called by locals the "Little Switzerland" of Armenia, it is a worthwhile place to see, and spend the night. The forested town has some great examples of traditional architecture of the region and is a brief trip to the beautiful monasteries of [[Haghartsin Monastery|Haghartsin]] and [[Goshavank Monastery|Goshavank]]. Sharambeyan street near the bus stop has been preserved and maintained as an "old town Dilijan", complete with craftsmens workshops, a gallery and a [[Dilijan Museum|museum]]. The cool green forests are a nice contrast to Ararat Valley, especially in the hot summer.
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[[Image:Dilijan_belowstreet-dcp2526.jpg|right|thumb|400px|Sharambeyan Street in Dilijan from below.]]
 
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[[Image:Dilijan-city-map-zoom.png|right|thumb|400px|City center map]]
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'''Dilijan''' (Arm: [[Դիլիջան]]) is a city in the [[Tavush Marz|Tavush]] region of [[Armenia]]. Called by locals the "Little Switzerland" of Armenia, it is a worthwhile place to see, and spend the night. The forested town has some great examples of traditional architecture of the region and is a brief trip to the beautiful monasteries of [[Haghartsin Monastery|Haghartsin]] and [[Goshavank Monastery|Goshavank]]. Sharambeyan street near the bus stop has been preserved and maintained as an "old town Dilijan", complete with craftsmens workshops, a gallery and a [[Dilijan Museum|museum]]. The cool green forests are a nice contrast to Ararat Valley, especially in the hot summer. Dilijan has a rich historical and cultural heritage. During excavations in the prehistoric cemeteries of Golovino and Papanino near Dilijan, bronze items of almost three thousand years old were found, including armours, daggers, pitchers, ear-rings and others were found. All those items could be found either in Dilijan museum or in the Hermitage Museum. Dilijan has become an increasingly popular tourist sight thanks to the opening of many inns and cafes.  Several new educational and financial projects are set to transform the city.
 
===Public Transport to Dilijan===
 
===Public Transport to Dilijan===
 
Take a marshrutni from the Pjhishkakan Hamalsaran (Medical University) on the corner of Abovyan and Korion to the upper Avtokayaran.  From there you can take a marshrutni headed to [[Ijevan Town|Ijevan]] that will stop in Dilijan on the way.
 
Take a marshrutni from the Pjhishkakan Hamalsaran (Medical University) on the corner of Abovyan and Korion to the upper Avtokayaran.  From there you can take a marshrutni headed to [[Ijevan Town|Ijevan]] that will stop in Dilijan on the way.
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===Sister Cities===
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Panorama news, Oct 19 2011  - Tavush Governor Armen Ghularyan met with Governor of Iranian Markazi
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Province Shabani Fard who is on a three-day official visit to Tavush
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region. During the meeting, Armen Ghularyan proposed that Dilijan
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cities of Tavush region and Markazi Province be declared sister cities,
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FARS agency reported.
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==Map==
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<googlemap lat="40.747127" lon="44.862328" zoom="13"></googlemap>
  
 
===External Links===
 
===External Links===
* http://www.diljaninfo.am - Dilijan Tourist Information website
 
 
* [http://www.dilijan.am Dilijan.am Info, photos, and more] (Currently Armenian only)
 
* [http://www.dilijan.am Dilijan.am Info, photos, and more] (Currently Armenian only)
* [http://www.dilitours.de Dili Villa] (Guesthouse in Dilijan with a winter garden, charming loggia with a fireplace, studio and a nice balcony with a breathtaking view of mountains)
 
 
* [http://www.world66.com/europe/armenia/dilijan World66 Dilijan Travel Guide]
 
  
 
[[Category:Armenian Tourist Attractions]][[Category:Armenian Towns and Villages]]
 
[[Category:Armenian Tourist Attractions]][[Category:Armenian Towns and Villages]]

Latest revision as of 05:44, 5 November 2014

Location
Sharambeyan Street in Dilijan from below.
City center map

Dilijan (Arm: Դիլիջան) is a city in the Tavush region of Armenia. Called by locals the "Little Switzerland" of Armenia, it is a worthwhile place to see, and spend the night. The forested town has some great examples of traditional architecture of the region and is a brief trip to the beautiful monasteries of Haghartsin and Goshavank. Sharambeyan street near the bus stop has been preserved and maintained as an "old town Dilijan", complete with craftsmens workshops, a gallery and a museum. The cool green forests are a nice contrast to Ararat Valley, especially in the hot summer. Dilijan has a rich historical and cultural heritage. During excavations in the prehistoric cemeteries of Golovino and Papanino near Dilijan, bronze items of almost three thousand years old were found, including armours, daggers, pitchers, ear-rings and others were found. All those items could be found either in Dilijan museum or in the Hermitage Museum. Dilijan has become an increasingly popular tourist sight thanks to the opening of many inns and cafes. Several new educational and financial projects are set to transform the city.

Public Transport to Dilijan

Take a marshrutni from the Pjhishkakan Hamalsaran (Medical University) on the corner of Abovyan and Korion to the upper Avtokayaran. From there you can take a marshrutni headed to Ijevan that will stop in Dilijan on the way.

Sister Cities

Panorama news, Oct 19 2011 - Tavush Governor Armen Ghularyan met with Governor of Iranian Markazi Province Shabani Fard who is on a three-day official visit to Tavush region. During the meeting, Armen Ghularyan proposed that Dilijan cities of Tavush region and Markazi Province be declared sister cities, FARS agency reported.


Map

<googlemap lat="40.747127" lon="44.862328" zoom="13"></googlemap>

External Links