Jermuk is a spa town in Southern Armenia, where much of the country's mineral water comes from. The town is full of Soviet hotels and sanatoriums, some of which have been renovated to high standards.

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Good news for the fans of active rest: Jermuk now boasts a new cable car (ropeway) meeting international standards, which enables the mountain-skiers to enjoy the professional ski-runs. At the last stop of the ropeway a special playground is built for riding sleds. Snowmobiles are available as well.

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Jermuk Ashkharh Sanatorium (former Lechkomissiya)

Amenities: Hot water, TV set VCR (in some rooms), bathroom, toilet, refrigerator, telephone and cold water in all rooms. Surroundings: Parking lot, playground. Buffet, bar, cinema, games room, sauna, tennis, billiard, swimming pool. Different discounts are offered for children of different ages.

Soak in the waters!

Although those places that have the hot water facilities tend to keep you in bathtubs, with Soviet nurses running around, it's a cool experience, and that is after all what made Jermuk famous.

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Water Gallery

Arcade of different temperatures of hot mineral water coming out of pipes in the wall. Try the different temperatures, which are supposed to be good for different ailments.

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Lots of great hiking opportunities abound, so enjoy the mountains.

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Jermuk Armenia Complex

Very nicely restored luxury sanatorium.

SLEEP   —  2 Miasnikyan Str.

Jermuk Olympia (Sanatorium N3)

SLEEP   —  16 Shahumyan Str.


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