If you are a tourist who wants to visit Armenia, you should definitely visit the ancient fortress of Amberd. It is an amazing place, which shows the power and glory of its kings and lords.
A trip to Amberd can be a really wild adventure, mostly because reaching the fortress is so difficult in the cold seasons. Late spring, summer and early autumn are the perfect time to visit Aragatsotn province.
Amberd is reachable by car, autobus and bicycle from Armenia’s Capital of Yervan, or many other cities and towns in the region.
As the road to Amberd starts to ascend, you will pass through an old village with an ancient graveyard full of stone markers. As you continue, you will begin to see only stones, and lots of them. The temperature will begin to drop as you get closer to the fortress. The wind is pretty strong, and it is cold at the altitude of more than 2000m.
There are some very beautiful mountain streams on the way to Amberd. Located on a cliff and visible from afar, the fortress stands harmonious with its surroundings. The view is breathtaking.