Khndzoresk is a village in Syunik region of Armenia. It is famous for its beautiful canyon and ancient caves, as well as swinging bridge. With its rocky hills Khndzoresk Canyon moves our imagination to the times, when giants lived in Armenia.
Many locals think, that the name comes from the word “khndzor” which means “apple” in Armenian. But others say that the fruit has nothing to do with this village. The village was built in a deep gorge, and initially was called “Khor Dzor” (deep gorge in Armenian) or “Khordzoresk”. During centuries this named transformed to “Khndzoresk”. In one case the first interpretation of the name is justified – Khndzoresk is famous for tasty fruits: apricots, pears, grapes, watermelon, melon. After visiting Khndzroresk your organism will thank you for vitamins!
There are numerous historical monuments here, among which – Fortress of Khndzoresk, grave of Mkhitar Sparapet, Saint Tadevos Church and of course the swinging bridge.
The bridge is new – it was opened in 2012. It is about 36 meters above the ground and is 160 meters long. It connects two parts of the village, situated on slopes of mountains.
It may be a little bit scary to pass it, but if you look down to the gorge, you’ll see that it was worth it. Be sure, this memory will remain one of the brightest in your life.
Khndzoresk is rather far from Yerevan – about 250 km, and it takes almost 4 hours to get there.