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“Khachkars, khachkars and more khachkars” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Noratus Cemetery

Noratus Cemetery
Noratus, Armenia
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Noratus
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Khachkars, khachkars and more khachkars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is an extraordinary cemetery full of khachkars. There is a lot of history behind it and without a guide you miss out a lot. Fortunately, I was with one; otherwise you need to rely on the sign-posting.
I arrived here just before sun down and the light was ideal for photography.
Apart from the khachkars there are a few small chapels,
The whole place is steeped in history.
Old Babushka types will pester you a bit trying to sell souvenirs but generally it is a nice-kind of place although it is a cemetery!

Visited October 2014
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“Having explanations while visiting make it a fully different experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

It was my third visit to that extraordinary cemetery. Beyond the mystic and the beauty of the place, I got the chance of having a young villager giving quite interesting interpretations (albeit in armenian) of some of the most interesting tombstones and khatchkars.
It was definitely an amazing experience this time again.

Visited August 2013
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“Noratus Field of Khachkars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

..is also an ordinary cemetery.
However tempting it may be, tourists are advised to keep to the "visitors part", that contains most of the really old khachkars.
Read up on the topic, get a really good guide book or make print-outs, otherwise you will miss the most interesting parts. There are very informative signboards along the cemetery wall, but they are useless once you inside the wall.

Visited June 2012
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