If you are looking for a Christian destination, Armenia should be your next must-visit place to explore.
In the Book of Genesis (the Bible), Mount Ararat refers to the region where Noah’s Ark was stranded after the great flood. Although now located on Turkish territory Ararat is located in the historic Armenian highlands and belonged to the Armenians until 1921.
After the great flood, Noah’s generation lived in the Ararat valley and believed the new civilization. According to tradition, apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus predicted Christianity in the 1st century. After three centuries, the Kingdom of Armenia was the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as the official religion under the rule of King Trdates III in AD 301. It was 12 years before the Edict of Milan that Christianity became an acceptable religion in the Roman Empire, and later as an official religion.
Even if neighboring Armenian countries follow other religions, Armenia has so far managed to maintain its Christian faith and it looks like a Christian oasis in the region. It’s like a Christian open air museum with a number of monasteries and churches.