|Historical site:||Noratus Khachkars Cemetery|
|Location:||Europe > Armenia > Lake Sevan|
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|
What can we see or do there?
How much will it cost us?
|Currency:||Armenian Dram (AMD)|
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How long should it take us?
|Average time taken:||35 minutes|
|High season:||July, August|
|Low season:||January, February|
How can we get in contact?
|Country calling code:||+374|
What are the numbers and averages?
|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 Lake Sevan 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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|Consider visiting here from Yerevan on a private taxi tour, including the sights of Sevanavank Monastery and Hyravank Monastery 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.|
|If you have a tip about Noratus Khachkars Cemetery (Lake Sevan) and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.|
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