Ararat view is a musical video-film with original music. The film features various views of Mt. Ararat. The DVD also includes a bonus – a short film about the conquest of the peak by a group of Armenians.
ARARAT (Arm. – Masis) is the highest volcanic massif on the Armenian Highland situated in the East of Turkey, near the border of Armenia and Iran. It consists of two, merging at the bases, cones of extinct volcanoes of the Great Ararat (alt. 5165m) and Little Ararat (alt. 3925m).
The frozen top of the mountain proudly towers over Araks river valley. The location is veiled with mysteries and is the cradle of biblical stories. According to the Bible it was Ararat that first appeared from the subsiding waters of the Flood, becoming the first landing place of the dwellers of Noah’s Ark.
For centuries Mt. Ararat has been considered an unconquerable summit. Mystery intertwined with real perils here: frequent avalanches, thick fog, rock slides, and temperature perturbations. In 1829 the 37-year-old German professor Johann Jacob von Parrot reached the impregnable summit from the third attempt. In memory of this he put a wooden cross there. When he looked around from the top of the mountain, he said: “If this is really the place where man first set his foot….then one cannot imagine a more impressive/dramatic center of Universe�?.
Ararat arouses admiration in everybody who is lucky enough to behold this mountain in all its beauty and magnificence. And despite the fact that today this mountain is in Turkey, Armenians still consider it as their sacred mountain.
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the country is goinrwg at the rate of 20-25% annually making up figures alone will not help here I could not agree more, this is typical propaganda on part of this mafiya gov't. I wish it was true, I wish our tourism is up 100 fold, but unfortunately for us that will never happen, not in a 100 years. also, if such numbers are real then why is our economy still suffering more severely now than ever? the mafiya and their agents-cronies can only control so much of where tourist money is spent in Armenia. eventually a large minority of that money would be spent with locals who either are not connected to mafiya and/or dont pay kick-back/bribes to them how can Yerevan not accommodate 5k tourists daily? she has enough hotels-motels-hostels to easily accommodate 25k+ daily and still have room to play with. I mean I know she's not a large city compared to European/Asian, but she is the largest city in our homeland and the capital. all capitals of any country should be able to accommodate minimum 25+ tourists daily, even for a small country as oursnow as for our Gyumri and Vanadzor, I wont comment on it as I was only in those 2 cities briefly and was not able to soak in every little detail of whether these 2 cities have the infrastructure to accommodate more than 200 daily, which I would assume 200 daily is nothing for Gyumri, but I dont know so therefore, I dont pretend to know. however, 200 is small number and Gyumri with its population and hospitality should be able to easily accommodate 500-1000 daily, yes?