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Noravank Monastery

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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Areni, Armenia
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The Noravank Monastery hidden in the deep mountain valley of Armenia Highlights: The Noravank Monastery in Armenia, the Chinese translation is Noravank Monastery. It is hidden deep in the red gorge on the border. Now I drove down a small road to half a mountain and arrived at Noravank. The road is narrow but very flat. At the end of the road is the monastery. I feel that this road was built to get to this monastery. Noravank Monastery means New Monastery. It was built in the 13th century and was the residence of the Bishop of Syunik. The monastery was originally a church built between the 9th and 10th centuries. Since 1227, a new church, an anteroom, and a church of the Virgin were built. However, due to earthquake damage in the 20th century, the renovation was not completed until 1998 in Noravank. In fact, this kind of stone building that has existed for hundreds or even thousands of years is easily damaged by earthquakes. As early as the 14th century, the earthquake collapsed the dome of the church. Later, the reconstruction project and the Church of Our Lady were both talented and talented artists Momik. Masterpiece. Nowadays, you can see the church reliefs and cross cups are very interesting and artistic, which are all made by Momik. And it is interesting that you can see Georgian text on many embossed tombstones. The words of Georgia and Armenia are completely different. It goes back to the 9th century. Orbelian, a nobleman born in Armenia, served as the military commander of the Kingdom of Georgia in Georgia. Afterwards, his position was replaced. Orbelian returned to Armenia and was named Shunnik. The lord, in the 13th century, Stepanos Orbelian of the family was appointed by the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia as the newly established Metropolitan bishop (Metropolitan bishop), so many of the inscriptions on the tombstone are Georgian. Transportation strategy: Finally, let's talk about the way to go. Noravank is considered one of the most famous attractions in Armenia, so any travel agency or travel driver will have a route to here. If you rent a car by yourself, you can get here from Yerevan in about 2 hours. If you still want to go on your own, then I am afraid you will find a car to Areni, a small village at the foot of Noravank Mountain, just a 2-hour walk away. In addition, if you want to eat something, return to Areni to eat. There are some restaurants similar to the farmhouse. Opening hours: all day ticket price: free

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