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“Energizing Shaki”
Review of Shaki Waterfall

Shaki Waterfall
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USD 103.11*
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Private Tour: Jermuk, Shaki waterfall
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Sisian
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The waterfall is located 3 km North-West of Sisian city, in gorge of the River Vorotan, in about 2 km from a main road. Falling down from the height of 40 meters, the huge amount of water fills the atmosphere with astonishing freshness.Breathtaking view, beautiful nature around! You will get unforgettable feelings.

According to the legend, enemies kidnapped 93 beauties from the Gegharkuni village for their commander, who had stopped in Mughan with his army. When the caravan of captives was on the spot, ladies turned to the invader with request: “The road was long and exhausting. We got dusty and dirty. Let us have a bath in the river and then only show up to your majors.”

The invaders agreed. The ladies undressed and jumped into the River Vorotan. They sank and disappeared. Only blue-eyed lady, named Shake, swam across the river, trying to escape. The invaders managed to catch up with her, but on that very moment a rock appeared under her and the water, flowing above the rock, hid her under its foams. After that story, the waterfall and the village, where it is located were called Shaki.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Alisa A
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

I like waterfalls, and every waterfall has its own beauty depending on the nature it is situated. Shaki was really nice.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank lucieflores94
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Cool place recommend. You can swim also but its cold .

Will enjoy the way to there

Eagles and Mounties

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Road C
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I'm not talking about a few crisp packets that have drifted into corners -- it seems visitors delight in taking a picnic there and dropping bottles, plates, cups, wrappers and anything else right where they were. What a terrible shame. It's a lovely waterfall and the Armenians claim to be very proud of it, but it's an actual turnoff at this point. Don't bother, unless you want to get really depressed at the unthinking, selfish nature of mankind.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank NYCHels
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The story about the Shaki Waterfall is a bit sad, but the view is great, We visited in the end of august and it was so hot, so it was an escape from town.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Zhan_el86
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