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Armenians call this forested region in the northeast their Little Switzerland. Dilijan is a resort town with mild climate, fresh air in the northeast of Yerevan. The surrounding mountains are covered by forests and Alpine meadows. Dilijan ist rich in mineral springs, some of which are comparable to those at Vichy in France and Davos in Switzerland. Medical herbs of this region are unseparated part of armenian traditional cuisine. The Dilijan region is famous for its mineral water, which is bottled and sold as a health tonic. Hiking and mountain bicycling are also popular in Dilijan, especially at the Dilijan Nature Reserve. People say, "If there are woods, mountains and mineral springs in paradise, then paradise has to look like Dilijan".