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Sisian is in Zangezour region and borders, mainly, on Iran. It is 6km to south of the Yerevan – Goris – Stepanakert highway and expands on both banks of the Vorotan River. The town and the surroundings are very rich in archaeological and architectural monuments. The “Zorakarer” fortress-settlement is the ancient one (3-2mil. BC). The excavations inside the rampart wall showed that the settlement had quite a regular network of streets and dwelling houses. Sisavan church stands on a hill to the west of the town. It is dated to the VII century and is a Hripsimeh-type construction (a niche-buttressed type) and despite the modest exterior and interior ornamentation it is very impressive and imposing. Here you can explore the Bread Museum.

Road to Sisian

Road to Sisian

The landscape is mountainous and largely without forests. The highway leading to this town is particularly pleasant and several hills will remind you of fortresses or secular buildings. Nature itself is the architect and as if it tried to do its best to give to this or that mountain top or hill the shape of a monastery or fortress. Moreover, Biblical Ararat in the background and the ancient legend about soldiers, killed in the battle, wonder inside the rocks stretching from Yeghegnadzor to Stepanakert. Choose this mountainous part of Armenia and you will take splendid memories back with you and be fascinated with works of Nature-Architect!

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