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Shopping in Armenia

Yerevan has several shops selling modern fashions produced by local designers. Souvenir and craft shops are available in shopping plazas and hotels. The Vernisaj flea market in Yerevan attracts sellers of all kinds of goods and is popular with tourists. Shopping is far more limited elsewhere in the country, although Dilijan has a tourist market where you can buy Armenian crafts and artwork.

Shopping hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1700. Shops stay open longer in the summer.

Nightlife in Armenia

Yerevan has no shortage of nightclubs and restaurants that host local bands playing everything from soft jazz to hard rock. Some of the biggest clubs play techno and trance until dawn, sometimes with DJs from Europe or Russia. The capital also has a forlorn strip of casinos on the road to the airport.

Opera, theatre and ballet performances are of a high standard, and tickets are cheap. Folk music, featuring the ubiquitous duduk (a double reed wood instrument) is often organised at traditional Armenian restaurants and other tourist venues. There are often concerts at the Philharmonic, Chamber Music Hall and Opera & Ballet House in Yerevan.