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Petroglyphs of Geghama Mountains

Petroglyphs of Geghama Mountains

Petroglyphs of Armenian Highlands with their completeness, execution strategies, enormous number of images and assortment…

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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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Museum of Wood Carving

Museum of Wood Carving

The Wood Carving Museum was founded in 1977 and contains 2,800 pieces acquired through donations…

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Photography & Jeep Tour

Photography & Jeep Tour

8 Days from 556 EUR

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Jeeping to UNESCO Sites

Jeeping to UNESCO Sites

7 Days from 631 EUR

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Armenia & Georgia

Armenia & Georgia

10 days from 826 EUR

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Havuts Tar Monastery

Also called Havuts Tar Vank, the monastery is situated on a promontory across the Azat river valley located in Kotayk Region. The monastery dates to the 11th-13th centuries. It has an easy access from Khosrov State Reserve that is along the Garni Canyon. To hike there one should take the eastern side of the reserve entrance straight to the monastic complex. The Havuts Tar Trail will take you to the ruins of the monastery and the khachkars around. Walking further across the trail you will meet the walled fortification of the early medieval monastery. The trail ends with a small chapel and three impressive khachkars. The monastery is known to have had a brief visit during October 1734 by Abraham Kretatsi during the time while he was serving the Catholicos Abraham II. He brought a monk as a guide and spent two days there while on his pilgrimage to a number of churches and monasteries across Armenia.

 

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