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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Holy Mount Ararat

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1080 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details

Being situated not far from the city of Kapan, in the lush forests of the Armenian snazzy nature, Vahanavank can be outlined against the bright blue sky on the rocky hills. From above you can enjoy the splendid panorama all around, including the Vahanadzor canyon.

Vahanavank is a splendid medieval monument-complex built at the beginning of the 10th century and has a style of its own. The building was originally built from pumice stone and had a rectangle-square scheme. The cornices are decorated with ornamental motives of vegetable and animal, typical to many Armenian monuments. Before the earthquake, three strong arches in the shape of a horse-shoe held the roof of the vestibule without any connecting material.

 

The portico is a splendid architectural example with a total area of 140 square meters. It also served as a cemetery for the royal family and clergy.

The communal dining hall of this ancient complex was once under ruins and was discovered only through excavations along with the arches and pillars, which witness the fact that the complex was two storied. These structures together with khachkars (or cross-stones) and tomb stones date back to the 10-11th centuries.

Even though mostly in ruins, Vahanavank is of great interest both for tourists and the local people. In the territory of Vahanavank you can find many noteworthy khachkars typical to Armenian architecture.

This historical monument-complex has witnessed many devastating earthquakes and attacks by the enemy. But despite this all we can still feel the spirit of the past merging with the present.

After enjoying the wonderful scenery fans of adventure can have a rock climbing nearby, trying to overcome the difficult Armenian rocks.