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Khor Virap
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Khor Virap

Khor Virap is a monastery located in the Ararat region of Armenia near the village of Khorvirap on top of a hill. The monastery is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Armenia and is tied with the life of St. Gregory the Illuminator. In ancient times this site was the location of the [...]

Yeghegnadzor
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Yeghegnadzor

Yeghegnadzor is a town located 122 km southeast of Yerevan on the right bank of the Arpa River. The city and its surrounding region have gone through several name changes over the centuries. Historically the town is located in the Vayots Dzor region of the Siunik province, which was later given the foreign name Daralaguiaz. [...]

Bagaran
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Bagaran

Also known as Bagaran or Ditsavan, Bagaran is located on the right bank of the Akhurian River where it spills into the Arax River, south of Mren, about 9 kilometers north of the historical capital of Yervandashat. Formerly part of the Greater Armenian province of Arsharounik, Bagaran together with the province belonged to the Yervandouni [...]

View of Brnakot village from the hill
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Brnakot

Brnakot is a village located on the left bank of the Vorotan River 6 km southwest of the city of Sisian. In 1979, the village had a population of 1931 of which a large portion was native and the rest were émigrés from Karabagh. In the past the village belonged to the Tsghouk province of [...]

Old Khndzoresk
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Khndzoresk

The village of Khndzoresk is located 8 km east of Goris on the route to Stepanakert, on a plateau deep inside a gorge. The old the and new villages bore the name Khndzoresk. Old Khndzoresk was part of the Haband region of the Siunik province. It was known as a center of manuscript writing. The [...]

Angeghakot
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Angeghakot

The village of Angeghakot is situated high atop a plateau above the left bank of the Vorotan River 9-10 km northwest of the city of Sisian. In 1979, the village registered a population of 1717. In the past, the old village was located directly on the riverbank below. The period of its establishment is not [...]

Stone Forest in Goris, Armenia
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Goris

The city of Goris, located 254 km southeast of Yerevan, is situated on either side of the Goris River, a tributary of the Vorotan. In medieval times, Goris was part of the Haband region of the Siunik province. Before becoming a modern city, Goris was a village on the left bank of the river that [...]

Idjevan
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Idjevan

Idjevan is a town located 142 km north of Yerevan and is situated on both sides of the Aghsdev River. It is the administrative center of the Region of Tavoush. In 1976, the town had a population of 15000. The name Idjevan comes from the Armenian word meaning hostel and is tied with the old [...]

Dilijan Haghartsin
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Dilijan

They say if Heaven was a forest with mountains and mineral springs, then it would look like Dilijan. And Dilijan’s most important landmark is the Haghartsin Monastery built in the 13th century. Dilijian is 400 meters above sea level and is a spa town surrounded by the Pambak and Bazoum mountain ranges. The Aghstev River [...]

Sevan
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Sevan

Sevan is surely one of Armenia’s most idyllic beauty spots. Its viewpoint within the Geghama mountain range is admired and photographed by thousands of visitors each year. During the centuries the lake was called the “Geghama Sea.” It is said that the lake was formed from the volcanic eruptions of the Geghama mountain chain. The [...]