khor virap is the first place that adopt other religion and you can see Ararat mounties In May you can see best Ararat view.
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You can't say you've been to Armenia unless you visit Khor Virap. This iconic monastery, one of oldest places of worship in Armenia is located about 30km south of Yerevan, just above Armenian/Turkish border. Whole complex has 2 landmarks, Church of the Holy Mother of...More
I can stay here for one whole day just looking at this scenery. It is really breath taking. The combination of the monastery and Mt. Ararat is so wonderful and one of the best picture for cover photo in FB :)... The fact that you...More
You can find Khor Virap due South of Yerevan and near the Turkish border. This church was once the prison of Saint Gregory until Armenia became Christian. The church itself is average but the views are breath-taking, especially the view due South towards mount Ararat.
While there are other monestries more spectacular Khor Virap is overshadowed by the beautiful volcanic Mt Arat. Both of these attractions are iconic armenian. Like most armenian monestries the building is austere and ancient go light a candle and make a prayer.
Khor Virap is a monastery that is situated on the foot of Mount Ararat, very close to the border to Turkey. I went there with relatives and friends. The view from there was gorgeous: The Mount Ararat is dominating the scenery. Interesting is also to...More
For those who don't know, Armenia is the first Christian nation. And Khor Virap, is a landmark of a very interesting story related to that fact, which took place around 1700 years ago. So make sure you go there with a local tour guide in...More
Under the shadow of the magnificent mount Ararat, this monastery has a very interesting story about the founder of Armenian church. You can step down the stairs where he was supposed to be in jail for 13 years: wet, smelly and suffocating.
One of the best trips out of Yerevan goes to the former monastery of Khor Virap, a drive of about 45 minutes one way. The main reason are for once not the ecclesiastical architecture, but the spectacular location close to Mt.Ararat and some important historical...More