MOUNT ARARAT

During the whole time the titinic work of the nature forces have always been a sense of horror for all the nations. That force not only has destroyed but has created magnificent natural monuments which have been the property of world civilization- among them Ararat massif. The first facts about Mount Ararat have been known from one of the ancient literary work of the world -epic poem ''Epic of Gilgamesh'.

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GANDZASAR

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GEGHARD

The stone is the symbol of Armenia, the mountains- its ornament. Armenians are proud like their mountains, ‘raw’ as their stony land. But the flexible and ingenious Armenian mind is enough to work out that stone and it'll become a cross-stone, shrine, stony temple, stony door, stony chapel. The stone is everything for the Armenians- it's a flower, tracery; either pomegranate or grape, it is the soul of Armenians, her/his fortune, destiny, identity and defender.

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HRIPSIME

Perhaps, no one in the world is connected with its religion so warmly as the Armenian people. The Armenians' attachment to their religion is explained by love which is an inexplicable, forgiving and winning one. And with all this, we meet with a mysterious miracle of the Armenian gene - love towards God, toward Christianity which Armenians express through creative art. There is no other place in the world where Christian churches have so many diversity as in Armenia.

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KHORAKERT

On the north-western side of the Lori Province, on the slopes of the Mount Lalvar, Khorakert monastic complex raises which is the wonder of the Armenian land. Surrounded by dense forests, on the slopes of a tremendous mountain, Khorackert seems to be a wise old man who came from a past, and he is just to reveal some unknown truth to people.

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NORAVANK

Noravank is the most famous monastery of the Province Vayots Dzor, about 110 km south-east from Yerevan. Noravank is truly unique in the global architecture, it was built during the XIII-XIV centuries.

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ZVARTNOTS

Zvartnots is the 7th century greatest achievement of the Armenian Golden age architecture and a unique masterpiece of the world. The legends have been invented over Zvartnots for centuries.

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