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Goshavank Monastery

Goshavank Monastery

The monastery dates back to 12th-13th century and nowadays it’s a nonfunctioning religious center, regardless…

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Saghmosavank Monastery

Saghmosavank Monastery

Saghmosavank is located on the edge of the Kasakh river gorge in Aragatsotn Region. The…

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Megerian Carpet Factory

Megerian Carpet Factory

Originally from Armenia, the Megerians established their rug trade business in the United States in…

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Goris

Population: 20,591

Region: Syunik

The city of Goris is located I the most southern part of Armenia, in Syunik Region. Goris is one of the ancient places in Armenia that was settled since Stone Age. The explanation for the name means “gor” as “rock” in Indo-European prelanguage, and “es” as “to be.” The ancient dwellings of the town have been carved into the rock.

The town is situated in the valley of Goris River which is surrounded by Zangezur Mountains. Located in an alpine climate zone, the weather of Goris is characterized with mild snowy winters and hot summers. The average temperature in January is –1.3 °C and +19 °C in July.

Goris is the gateway to the South of Armenia – to Kapan administrative center of the region or Meghri, in order to pass to Iran. The travelers to Karabakh (Artsakh) can have the last stop in Goris as the last major city before reaching to Karabakh.

 

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