When in Armenia, expect to read the name Jermuk literally at every step, as the mineral water of the same name is the most popular in the market here. The product name comes from the place of its production – the town of Jermuk, known for its healing springs. There is an arched gallery with numerous faucets from which you can taste or drink the hot mineral water. The thermal temperature of the water is written above each tap – ranging from 20 to 65 degrees Celsius. The name of the town, by the way, originated from the word “jerm” which means “warm”.  
Both the bottles of mineral water and the coat of arms of the town, have the symbol of Jermuk – a deer – depicted on them. According to the legend, one day a hunter wounded a deer, which ran away and fell into the water. A moment later, the deer came out of the water, and there was no trace of a wound on it. This is how the healing properties of the spring water were discovered. There is an interesting monument in Jermuk: a round stone disk with a word “AREV” inscribed on it. In the late 1970s, the famous American writer William Saroyan rested here. One day he was passing by a place where several workers were painting a fence, when one of them handed him a brush and asked to write the most important for him word. The word Saroyan wrote was “arev” which means “the sun”. The resort is located at an altitude of 2100 meters. The famous waterfall of Jermuk is the second-highest waterfall in Armenia.