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St. Marineh Church

St. Marineh Church

St. Marine Church (1281) is located in Ashtarak town and was built in 1281 from brownish…

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Star Map

Star Map

Sevsar ancient astronomical observatory with a unique image of bolide carved on a huge stone…

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Oshakan Village

Oshakan Village

Oshakan is well known among pilgrims of the Armenian Apostolic Church.  However, it is most…

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Syunik Region

 

Area - 4475 km 2
Population - 164000
Administrative Center - Kapan City
Distance from Yerevan to Kapan - 316 km
Lakes - Sev lich, Gogi, Tsaghkar,Gazan, Spandaryan water reserve, Tolors, Shaki water reserve.
Rivers - Araks, Vorotan, Sisian
Highest Mountains - Bargushat range, Arevik range, Zangezour range
Big Cities - Kapan (center), Goris, Sisian, Kajaran, Meghri
 
Popular places and sights - Shaki beautiful waterfall, Spandaryan lake (popular with its fishing area), Karahunj (Zorats Karer) ancient observatory, Tatev monastery, Tatev world's longest cable car, Khndzoresk rope-bridge, Old inhabitations in Khndzoresk and Tegh villages, Shikahogh reservation.
The mountainous Region of Syunik is located in the extreme south of Armenia. It was one of the 15 provinces of the ancient Armenian Kingdom. The region is home to one of the wonders of the Armenian medieval architecture, Tatev Monastery Complex (9th century). The biggest medieval university was founded in the monastery by the Armenian scholar Grigor  Tatevatsi in the 14th century.

 

 

 

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