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Goris is a small town in Armenia situated at the center of the country in the Syunik region of Zangezour province. The town is surrounded by beautiful green hills and mountains. Some of the most fascinating Armenian architectural structures are located in Goris. Interestingly all traditional historical evidences are well preserved in this town. Armenian Capital Yerevan is located 240km away from Goris. According to the census report the city has a population of 29400 people.

History of Goris
Several previously inhabited caves are preserved here. The thousands of dwellings curved into the rocks provide evidence of the time of its establishment. Xenophon, an Athenian soldier and mercenary passed through Armenia in 401 BC. He mentioned about the Armenian cave dwellers of Khndzoresk and Goris.

The town of Goris is mostly known for the medieval cave-dwellings. These caves are located in the southern part of the town. Curved out of the soft rock these fascinating architectural structures have historical significance.

The Axel Bakunts house museum in Goris is named after the great Armenian prose writer and poet Axel Bakunts who sacrificed his life for "nationalist deviationism". There are a number of religion museums in Goris.

Goris is also famous for the exotic and mouthwatering home-made vodkas.


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