Noratus Khachkars Cemetery (Lake Sevan)

Historical site:Noratus Khachkars Cemetery
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The Historical Site

    What should we know?

    Name in local script:Նորատուս խաչքարերի գերեզմանոց
    Also known as:Noratus khach’k’areri gerezmanots’, Noraduz Field
     
    Environment type:field, hill
    Location type:rural, town, village

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    Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
     
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    Average time taken:35 minutes
     
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    High season:July, August
    Low season:January, February

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      Language(s):Armenian, Russian
      Timezone:UTC+04:00
      Country calling code:+374

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        Altitude:1,925m
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        Top Descriptions

        The town of Noratus now holds the record for having the largest intact site of medieval khachkars (carved memorial stones) in the world, and it’s certainly worth the trip down the west coast of to see the 800 or so tombstones found here. Many of the carvings here are really quite old – some dating back to the 10th century, but this cemetery is still very much in use for the local people and many brand new khachkars can be seen here with sketched images of those interred inside. With good views of rolling hills in every direction, the Noratus Field of Khachkars can be quite a stirring sight.
         
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        Top Tips

        Consider visiting here from on a , including the sights of and on the way.
        Remember that this is a burial site before it is a touristic site, so please show ample respect.
        Explore this site fully and carefully, as there can be some hidden and unique carvings to be found.
        Perhaps bring some change for the local ladies who often sit about the site in good weather knitting wares to be sold to passing tourists.
         
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          Recommendation
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          Disorientation factor
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          Discounts
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          Foreigner pricing
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          Haggle factor
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          Noratus Khachkars Cemetary (Lake Sevan) Forum

          Sevanavank Monastery (Lake Sevan)

          Historical site:Sevanavank Monastery
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          The Historical Site

            What should we know?

            Name in local script:Սևանավանք
            Also known as:Sevan Monastery, Sevanavank’ vank’y
             
            Environment type:hill, lake, mountain, peninsula, rock
            Location type:rural, town, village

            What can we see or do there?

            Attractions:Lake Sevan
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            How long should it take us?

            Average time taken:45 minutes
             
            Day:Opens:Closes:
            every day9am7pm
             
            High season:July, August
            Low season:January, February

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              Language(s):Armenian, Russian
              Timezone:UTC+04:00
              Country calling code:+374

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                Transportation type:taxi
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                Altitude:1,900m
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                Top Descriptions

                The Sevanavank Monastery complex, which includes not only the main monastery but also the Holy Mother of God Church, is one of the most popular touristic sights in . Come on a summer’s day and you’ll find the peninsula this complex rests upon bustling with tourists, but come at other times of year (such as in the winter) and you might find that you have this spot all to yourself. Set picturesquely and peacefully overlooking , with relatively easy access from – and with some noteworthy khachgars too, it’s no wonder that Sevanavank has become somewhat of a picture-postcard attraction.
                 
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                Pay careful attention to the interesting khatchgar inside the main monastery. There’s what appears to be a dread-headed Jesus and scenes depicting the classic biblical stories. A member of staff will be happy to explain this to you in Russian, and will be happier still to receive a donation of say AMD500 per person.
                Consider visiting here from on a , including the sights of and the .
                The area below the monastery is much better facilitated than at most similar sites in , with numerous restaurants on offer such as . Don’t expect good value for money here though or particularly friendly touts.
                There are toilets on and around this site, but you’ll be expected to pay AMD200 for the pleasure of using them.
                 
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                Reviews & Amenities

                  1
                  Architectural interest
                  1
                  Awe
                  1
                  Creativity
                  1
                  Decoration
                  1
                  Age
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                  Amount of replicas
                  1
                  Historical interest
                  0
                  Historical significance
                  0
                  Historical uncertainty
                  1
                  Need for background knowledge
                  1
                  Preservation
                  0
                  Restoration
                  1
                  English information
                  1
                  Multilingual information
                  1
                  Need for Armenian
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                  Need for English
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                  Need for Russian
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                  Amount
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                  Friendliness
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                  Contactability
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                  Captivation
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                  Entertainment
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                  General costs
                  1
                  Recommendation
                  1
                  Safety
                  1
                  Value for money
                  1
                  Ability to explore
                  1
                  Beggars
                  1
                  Hassle
                  1
                  Hawkers
                  1
                  Insects
                  1
                  Mosquitoes
                  1
                  Price inflation
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                  Unwanted attention
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                  Authenticity
                  1
                  Awe
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                  Evocativeness
                  1
                  Memorability
                  1
                  Need for maintenance
                  1
                  Quality
                  2
                  Recommendation
                  1
                  Returnability
                  1
                  Backpackers
                  1
                  Congestion
                  1
                  Popularity
                  0
                  Tour groups
                  1
                  Tourists
                  1
                  Air quality
                  1
                  Altitude
                  1
                  Human factor
                  1
                  Peacefulness
                  1
                  Pollution
                  1
                  Variation in terrain
                  1
                  Variation in topography
                  1
                  Awe
                  1
                  Beauty
                  1
                  Panorama
                  1
                  Changeability
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                  Drought
                  0
                  Flood
                  1
                  Humidity
                  1
                  Rain
                  1
                  Snow
                  1
                  Temperature
                  1
                  Wind
                  1
                  Birdlife (viewing)
                  1
                  Wildlife (viewing)
                  1
                  Accessibility (car)
                  0
                  Accessibility (disabled)
                  1
                  Accessibility (foot)
                  1
                  Accessibility (public transport)
                  1
                  Disorientation factor
                  1
                  Footpaths
                  0
                  Signs
                  1
                  Trails
                  0
                  Discounts
                  0
                  Foreigner pricing
                  0
                  Haggle factor
                  0
                  Hidden costs
                  1
                  Ticket costs
                  0
                  Tipping factor
                  1
                  Value for money
                  1
                  Avalanches
                  1
                  Danger (humans)
                  1
                  Danger (land animals)
                  1
                  Dengue
                  1
                  Landslides
                  1
                  Malaria
                  1
                  Robbery
                  1
                  Wild dogs
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                  Amount
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                  Captivation
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                  Multilingual
                  1
                  Quality
                  1
                  Early start
                  1
                  Equipment (hiking)
                  1
                  Equipment (weatherproof)
                  1
                  Flashlights
                  1
                  Guides
                  1
                  Previous knowledge
                  1
                  Reservations
                  1
                  Snacks
                  1
                  Sun protection
                  0
                  Access to cash machines
                  0
                  By card (credit)
                  0
                  By card (debit)
                  0
                  In foreign currency
                  0
                  In local currency
                  0
                  Ability to record
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                  Ability to take photos
                  0
                  Ability to use flash
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                  Fees
                  1
                  Photogenic factor
                  1
                  Distance to hospital
                  1
                  Safety
                  1
                  Security
                  1
                  Cleanliness
                  1
                  Maintenance
                  1
                  Time needed
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                  Walking time

                  Sevanavank Monastery (Lake Sevan) Forum

                  Hayravank Monastery (Lake Sevan)

                  Historical site:Hayravank Monastery
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                  The Historical Site

                    What should we know?

                    Name in local script:Հայրավանք վանքը
                    Also known as:Hayravank’ vank’y
                     
                    Environment type:hill, lake, mountain, rock
                    Location type:rural, village

                    What can we see or do there?

                    Attractions:Lake Sevan
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                    Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
                     
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                    How long should it take us?

                    Average time taken:25 minutes
                     
                    Day:Opens:Closes:
                    every daysunrisesunset
                     
                    High season:July, August
                    Low season:January, February

                      How can we get in contact?

                      Email:
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                      Language(s):Armenian, Russian
                      Timezone:UTC+04:00
                      Country calling code:+374

                      How can we get there?

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                        Geographical feature:Lake Sevan
                         
                        Transportation type:taxi
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                        What are the numbers and averages?

                        Altitude:1,900m
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                        Top Descriptions

                        Built sometime between the 9th and 12th century, the church and chapel of Hyravank Monastery make for a worthwhile stop if you’re travelling down the western coast of Lake Sevan towards . You’ll find excellent views of the lake and surrounding mountains here along with some interesting khachkars, but the monastery itself is nothing too spectacular.
                         
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                        Top Tips

                        Consider visiting here from on a , including the sights of and the .
                        Don’t plan on spending too much time here. There are no facilities to speak of and this spot can be quite windswept, although you can purchase small yellow candles from the lady inside.
                        Like most such religious sites in , Hyravank Monastery is free to enter. For the best photos, you’ll need to climb up the rocks to the left of the church.
                        Donations are always welcomed here. It’s also a good idea to follow the general respectful rules, such as dress codes and not putting hands in pockets, etc.
                         
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                        Reviews & Amenities

                          1
                          Architectural interest
                          1
                          Awe
                          1
                          Creativity
                          1
                          Decoration
                          1
                          Age
                          0
                          Amount of replicas
                          1
                          Historical interest
                          0
                          Historical significance
                          0
                          Historical uncertainty
                          1
                          Need for background knowledge
                          1
                          Preservation
                          0
                          Restoration
                          1
                          English information
                          1
                          Multilingual information
                          1
                          Need for Armenian
                          1
                          Need for English
                          1
                          Amount
                          1
                          Friendliness
                          1
                          Contactability
                          0
                          Quality
                          0
                          Response time (online)
                          0
                          Response time (phone)
                          1
                          Altitude
                          1
                          Ascent
                          1
                          Descent
                          1
                          Experience needed
                          1
                          Intensity
                          1
                          Amount
                          1
                          Captivation
                          1
                          Entertainment
                          1
                          General costs
                          1
                          Recommendation
                          1
                          Safety
                          1
                          Value for money
                          1
                          Ability to explore
                          1
                          Beggars
                          1
                          Hassle
                          1
                          Hawkers
                          1
                          Insects
                          1
                          Mosquitoes
                          1
                          Price inflation
                          1
                          Unwanted attention
                          0
                          Authenticity
                          1
                          Awe
                          0
                          Evocativeness
                          1
                          Memorability
                          1
                          Need for maintenance
                          1
                          Quality
                          2
                          Recommendation
                          1
                          Returnability
                          1
                          Backpackers
                          1
                          Congestion
                          1
                          Popularity
                          0
                          Tour groups
                          1
                          Tourists
                          1
                          Air quality
                          1
                          Altitude
                          1
                          Human factor
                          1
                          Peacefulness
                          1
                          Pollution
                          1
                          Variation in terrain
                          1
                          Variation in topography
                          1
                          Awe
                          1
                          Beauty
                          1
                          Panorama
                          1
                          Changeability
                          0
                          Drought
                          0
                          Flood
                          1
                          Humidity
                          1
                          Rain
                          1
                          Snow
                          1
                          Temperature
                          1
                          Wind
                          1
                          Birdlife (viewing)
                          1
                          Wildlife (viewing)
                          1
                          Accessibility (car)
                          0
                          Accessibility (disabled)
                          1
                          Accessibility (foot)
                          1
                          Accessibility (public transport)
                          1
                          Disorientation factor
                          1
                          Footpaths
                          0
                          Signs
                          1
                          Trails
                          0
                          Discounts
                          0
                          Foreigner pricing
                          0
                          Haggle factor
                          0
                          Hidden costs
                          1
                          Ticket costs
                          0
                          Tipping factor
                          1
                          Value for money
                          1
                          Avalanches
                          1
                          Danger (humans)
                          1
                          Danger (land animals)
                          1
                          Dengue
                          1
                          Landslides
                          1
                          Malaria
                          1
                          Robbery
                          1
                          Wild dogs
                          1
                          Amount
                          0
                          Captivation
                          0
                          Multilingual
                          1
                          Quality
                          1
                          Early start
                          1
                          Equipment (hiking)
                          1
                          Equipment (weatherproof)
                          1
                          Flashlights
                          1
                          Guides
                          1
                          Previous knowledge
                          1
                          Reservations
                          1
                          Snacks
                          1
                          Sun protection
                          0
                          Access to cash machines
                          0
                          By card (credit)
                          0
                          By card (debit)
                          0
                          In foreign currency
                          0
                          In local currency
                          0
                          Ability to record
                          1
                          Ability to take photos
                          0
                          Ability to use flash
                          0
                          Fees
                          1
                          Photogenic factor
                          1
                          Distance to hospital
                          1
                          Safety
                          1
                          Security
                          1
                          Cleanliness
                          1
                          Maintenance
                          1
                          Time needed
                          1
                          Walking time

                          Hayravank Monastery (Lake Sevan) Forum