Its numerous monuments distinguish this ancient settlement in Gegharkounik region, on the shores of Sevan Lake. Visiting this site you cannot help admiring the medieval churches and monasteries such as Astvatsatsin (St.Vergin, IXc.) and Grigor Lousavorich (the Illuminator, IX-X cc), the establisher of Christianity as a State religion in Armenia. The most attractive is the cemetery with khachkars executed in delicate patterns and ornamentation. Words are not enough to describe the skillfulness of the work done and beauty and the richness of the ornamentation. You may have seen many other perfectly ornamented monuments but these are of different quality. You have to visit and see for yourself and to form an opinion.