Armenia is rich in nature and so is the capital, Yerevan. You can’t visit Yerevan and don’t admire its beautiful verdurous parks. They are simple but still worth visiting due to their construction. Among the famous ones are the English Park, Circular Park, Tumanyan Park, the ones after Martiros Saryan, Diana Abgar, Komitas, and Shahumyan. Nevertheless, the list is not over. But if we tried to name the most wonderful ones, the list would certainly include all of them.
Now we will introduce you one of the parks of Yerevan which probably is less popular, but at the same time it has a fascinating beauty. Lyon Park is situated in the region of Erebuni. It was reconstructed in 2011 and got its name as a symbol of the friendship between two cities. In the middle of the park there is a lake which is today called Lake Vardavar. It is one of the oldest and the second largest artificial lake in Yerevan. There is a stone monument in the lake stating that it is was created by Argishti the 1st in the 8th B.C. and was called after him, Argishti Sea.
Besides, the lake is sometimes called Tokhmak. According to the legend, Tokmak Khan jumped into the lake when he learnt about his beloved, Abu Hayati, suicide. He drowned in the lake after which it got its name after Khan.
Made by Melanya Hovhannisyan