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Syuniq

Tatev

Tatev (Տաթեվ) monastery is situated near the village of the same name in part of Zangezur - ancient Syunik. The monastery was founded in the ninth century in place of a tabernacle well-known in ancient times. The strategically advantageous location on a cape formed by a deep river gorge with precipitous rocky slopes favored the construction of a mighty defense complex there.

 

 

 

Haranc Anapat

On the right bank of the Vorotan River, near Satanayi Kamurj (Devil's Bridge), SW and well below of Tatev Monastery, where the Tatev and Vorotan gorges meet. The "hamalir" was built in 1613. Had a school of higher learning, nunnery. Was a well known center of education.

 

 




Vorotan

 

The canyon is Siunik's crowning natural jewel, “Armenia's Grand Canyon”; carved by a mountainous river that flows from the western part of the Karabakh Plateau and courses 178 km through the heart of the province with a basin of 5650 square kilometers, etching the landscape with rugged canyon walls more than 100 meters deep and 3 km apart at its widest point.

 

 

Shaki

One of the truly inspiring sights of Armenia, the Shaki Waterfall is situated 6 km from the town of Sisian. On the left side of the river Vorotan's gorge, basalt lava flows have solidified to form a ledge 18 meters high from which the waterfall cascades down, punctuating the captivating view of the gorge and creating one of the most beautiful falls in Armenia.

 

 

 

 

Karahunj

Carahunge or Karahundj, Zorakarer is 3, 500 years older than England’s Stonehenge and 3, 000 years older than the Egyptianpyramids. The total area of the observatory is 7 hectares. According to the scientist’s findings, a temple consisting of 40 stones built in honor of the Armenians’ main God, Ari, meaning the Sun, is situated in the central part of Carahunge.

 

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