SPA TOWN IN ARMENIA
Jermuk , is a mountain spa town located in the southern Armenian province of Vayots Dzor, at a road distance of 53 km east of the provincial capital Yeghegnadzor. It was a considered one of the popular destinations for medical tourism in the Soviet Union.
Nowadays Jermuk s still famous for its hot springs and mineral water brands bottled in the town. It is attractive for its fresh air, waterfalls, artificial lakes, walking trails, the surrounding forests and mineral water pools. The town is being redeveloped to become a modern centre of tourism and health services. Jermuk is also being set up to become a major chess centre, with numerous chess international tournaments scheduled in the town.
The town is home to several high-quality health resorts and spas, and is one of the main touristic destinations for those who visit Armenia. Visitors could enjoy the beautiful nature of Jermuk and the mountains of Vayots Dzor (3000 meters), the waterfalls, the curing water pools, hotels and health spas, sanatoriums, the cableway and alpine sports facilities. It is considered the centre of medical tourism in Armenia.
Gndevank Monastery dating back to the 10th century, is one of the most attractive nearby destinations. It is located just 10 km west of Jermuk.
The town is home to a number of prominent resorts and sanatoriums, including Hyatt Place Jermuk, Gladzor Sanatorium, Olympia Sanatorium, Jermuk Armenia Health Spa, Ararat Health Spa, Jermuk Moscow Health Resort, Jermuk Ashkharh Health Center, and Jermuk Resort & Spa. There are also many small hotels and guest houses in Jemruk.
Jermuk is among the 3 towns of Armenia that are allowed to accommodate gambling houses and activities (along with Tsaghkadzor and Sevan).