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Khor Virap Monastic Complex

Khor Virap Monastic Complex

In this place, Gregory the Illuminator, the 4th century founder of the Armenian Apostolic Church,…

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Aruch Cathedral

Aruch Cathedral

Aruch Cathedral is one of the treasures of the Armenian medieval architecture (60-70’s of the…

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Havuts Tar Monastery

Havuts Tar Monastery

Also called Havuts Tar Vank, the monastery is situated on a promontory across the Azat…

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Vayots Dzor Region

 

Area-  2308 km 2

Population - 69400

Administrative Center - Yeghegnadzor City

Distance from Yerevan to Yeghegnadzor - 119 km

Lakes - Sevakn, Jukhtak, Hreshtak, Kechut water reserve.

Rivers - Arpa, Yeghegis, Herher

Highest Mountains - Vardenis range, Vayk Range

Big Cities - Yeghegnadzor (center), Vayk, Jermuk

 

Popular places and sights - Areni-1 cave complex and the Winery of the Chalcolithic age, Areni village, Areni Church, Noravank monastery, Orbelian's Caravanserai, Jermuk Resort Town, Gndevank, Kechut Reserve.

The Region of VayotsDzor is home to numerous historical and ancient landmarks including the Areni-1 cave complex where archeologists have found a leather shoes which has more than 5,500 years old and a winery of Chalcolithic Age.

Another architectural wonder of Armenia is the 13th century Noravank Monastery which has unique approach to church architecture of the time. It is made of limestone which makes it original amongst other monasteries of the time and not only.

 

 

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