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Arakelots Road, Acharkut Armenia
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On the road to the monastery of Kirants
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On the road to the monastery of Kirants

Get ready and leave the capital behind to discover a hidden treasure of northern Armenia, the Kirants Monastery in the Tavush region, located at the bottom of a thick forest. The relatively simple hiking trail will satisfy those looking for a quiet walk.
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gentbrugg wrote a review Jun 2016
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It’s Tavush Marz, about 3 kilometers to the west of the Kirants village. Medieval Arakelots monastery complex was built on the left bank of the river with the same name (Kirants) on a picturesque hill. It’s surrounded by high and thick walls and consists of two churches, a vestibule, dwellings and residential buildings. The main church (XIII century.) belongs to the type of buildings so called "nartex hall". Don’t miss the inscription , containing the date 1245, over the door to it. Adjoining small vaulted shurch (XIV C.) belongs to the type of single nave basilicas. And pay the particular attention to the khachkar (carved stone with holy cross), called Surp (saint) Karapet. This khachkar is distinguished amongst similar ones by very unusual and complex style of ornamentation.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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