Gegharkunik Province

Gegharkunik Province, located in the eastern part of Armenia, is a region characterized by stunning lakes, picturesque landscapes, and a rich cultural heritage. Here are some key highlights of Gegharkunik Province:

  1. Lake Sevan: The crown jewel of Gegharkunik, Lake Sevan is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. With crystal-clear waters and surrounded by mountains, the lake offers breathtaking views and recreational activities. Sevanavank Monastery sits atop the peninsula, providing panoramic vistas of the lake.

  2. Sevanavank Monastery: Perched on the scenic Sevan Peninsula, Sevanavank is a monastery complex dating back to the 9th century. Its strategic location offers visitors not only a spiritual experience but also stunning views of Lake Sevan.

  3. Gavar: The provincial capital, Gavar, is known for its vibrant cultural scene and the Gavar State University. The town provides a gateway for exploring the surrounding natural wonders and historical sites.
  4. Hayravank Monastery: Situated on the shores of Lake Sevan, Hayravank Monastery is an ancient complex featuring a church, chapel, and khachkars. The site offers a peaceful ambiance and beautiful views of the lake.

  5. Noratus Cemetery: One of the largest collections of khachkars can be found at Noratus Cemetery. These intricately carved cross-stones are a testament to Armenia's rich cultural and religious heritage.

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  7. Gegharkunik Province invites travelers to experience the harmony of nature and culture, whether by the tranquil shores of Lake Sevan, the ancient monasteries, or the picturesque landscapes. The province's diverse attractions make it a captivating destination for those seeking a blend of relaxation and exploration.

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