Lori Marz, Armenia

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Tumanyan: Where fairy tales and legends are born. #TumanyanTown

Tumanyan Matchbox Label Museum

Thousands of interesting and fun matchbox label designs to enjoy, spanning many countries, themes and time periods. Guests love this unexpected little feast for the eyes. Free entrance during regular operating hours (Tu-Su 14:00-18:00). Call for an appointment to visit any other time - for a small fee.


Tumanyan Bathhouse Hostel

The first hostel in the stunning Debed River Gorge is in Tumanyan's old bathhouse building. Dorm rooms and private rooms, shared bathroom and kitchen / lounge, plus games and hiking tips. Come and enjoy the atmosphere, views and community! Contact us and book at TumanyanHostel.com


Flying Samovar Cafe

Flying Samovar Cafe offers drinks or light fare in Tumanyan's cozy little cafe in the town square. Named in honor of the retro 'Sputnik Samovar' on display at the cafe, with a collection of Armenian themed posters from around the world, and a large collection of Soviet-era retro clocks from the Yerevan Clock Factory.


Tumanyan Hiking Trails

Hike through the stunning scenery of the Debed and Marts canyons, to gems like Kobayr, Horomayr, and Bardzrakash Monasteries, Odzun's 7th century church, Tsater Cliffside Chapel, Tumanyan's birth house-museum, Alaverdi or to Tsover Lake. Countless trails have been around for centuries, though few know about them other than locals.

Abastan Factory Space

The former factory now known as Abastan may house a coliving community, mainly catering to digital nomads with very simple needs, who are looking for a very affordable option. With dorms, privates, shared bathrooms-kitchen, ping pong, foosball, hang out space and incredible nature, it'll be a perfect spot to build community and focus on yourself and your work.


Free Walking Tour of Tumanyan

Get the free app and take a free walking tour of Tumanyan (also web accessible), going on a fascinating journey of discovery based on many oral histories collected from people in the town by residents of Abastan. The first thing you may learn is that even though the name changed about 70 years ago, locals still use the original name of Dzaghidzor more often than not!

H. Tumanyan Intn'l Lending Library

Thousands of books in English to borrow and read while you relax and rejuvenate in Tumanyan. Smaller international and Armenian collections as well, plus a board game library and a puzzle library. Visit online catalog.

Debed River Rafting

If you love mountain river rafting, there are a couple of companies operating rafting in the Debed river, going right past Tumanyan! We have no ties to the rafting companies but we recommend you look some up and give them a try.

Tumanyan International Storytelling Festival

The town of Tumanyan is home to Armenia's first international storytelling festival, reconnecting contemporary audiences with the rich heritage and tradition of storytelling. Visit the website for for more information. 


Kaj Nazar Market

Tumanyan's first "normal" market, where customers pick up their own items, put them in their baskets, and take them to the register, with a wide selection of food and drink for every budget. Previously the options for shopping in Tumanyan were so limited, most residents were forced to take transport to neighboring cities in order to do all of their shopping

Tumanyan Foundation

Visit our office in the Tumanyan English Lending Library to say hi. If you'd like to volunteer in Tumanyan on one of our projects, please send us a message and let us know about yourself.

Tumanyan Bat Houses

Many species of bats eat a large number of insects each night, including mosquitoes. We plan to start production of bat houses for sale which you can install in your garden or community.

Tumanyan Weather

We have installed our own weather station in Tumanyan in order to have the most accurate information possible. See the current and past conditions here: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ITUMAN1