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

    What can we see or do there?

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    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
     
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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

      How can we get there?

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        The Directions

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        The Directions

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        The Directions

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        What are the numbers and averages?

        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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        Reviews & Amenities

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