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Park of Stone Letters

Park of Stone Letters

In commemoration, it was given a gift of 39 giant, carved Armenian letters, strategically placed…

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Zvartnots Cathedral

Zvartnots Cathedral

Zvartnots Cathedral is located not far from the Etchmiadzin Cathedral in the Armavir Region. The…

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Vishap

Vishap

It is believed that vishapakar symbolized the power and bliss of nature, the protector of agriculture…

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A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

8 Days, 7 Nights Upon Request

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Ski Paradise in Armenia

Ski Paradise in Armenia

8 Days from 580 EUR

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Bird Watching in Armenia

Bird Watching in Armenia

8 Days  from 414 EUR

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Gegharkunik Region

 

Area - 4058 km 2

Population - 278600

Administrative Center - Gavar City

Distance from Yerevan to Gavar - 98 km

Lakes - Sevan Lake, Aghi Lich

Rivers - Hrazdan, Vardenis, Getik

Highest Mountains - Geghama Range, Arjanots, Sevan Range, Vardenis Range

Big Cities - Gavar (center), Sevan city, Martuni, Vardenis, Chambarak

 

Popular places and sights - Noratus cross-stones (khachkars) cemetery , Martuni, St.Astvatsatsin, St Gevorg, Vanevan churches, Sevan Lake, Berdkunk, Hayravank, Sevan peninsula, Sevan National Park.

Located in the eastern part of Armenia, Gegharkunik is the largest region in Armenia. Lake Sevan is situated in the region which is the largest lake in Caucasus and one of the highest mountainous sweet water lakes in the world. The lake has a medieval monastic complex on the Sevan peninsula which has one of the four unique allsaviour cross-stones in the Saint Holy Mother (Surb Astvatsatsin, 9th century). The Sevan-Dilijan important highway runs through the region.

 

 

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