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I'm just going to pass rapidly over Ararat and I recommend you don't stay there longer than it takes you to walk across town during your trip to Armenia. Unfortunately, Ararat is not very interesting. The town has an industrial centre and most people make a living from the cement factory or gold mine, both of which unfortunately have an enormous impact on the surrounding environment.
Ararat, of course, has the same name as Mount Ararat, which is on the other side of the frontier, in Turkey. It has a height of 5,137 metres, making it the highest mountain in Turkey. This impressive volcano with its eternally snow-capped peak is only a few kilometres from the town of Ararat and can be easily seen. Nevertheless, to get to it you would have to make a journey of several hundred kilometres, going through Georgia, because the frontier between Armenia and Turkey is closed.