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Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and Craftsmanship of Khachkars

Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and Craftsmanship of Khachkars

Khachkars are outdoor steles carved from stone by craftspeople in Armenia and communities in the…

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Ashtarak Town

Ashtarak Town

The city is endowed with old churches, interesting museums, and some ambitious restaurant,hotel,casino complexes suitable…

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Mastara (St. Havhannes Church)

Mastara (St. Havhannes Church)

Also called Church of Saint John, Mastara is located in the same name village in…

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Bird Watching in Armenia

Bird Watching in Armenia

8 Days  from 414 EUR

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Secrets of Armenia

Secrets of Armenia

10 Days from 1032 USD

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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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