The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley
The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley is part of the Tentative list of Armenia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley form a mixed spectacle of monastic buildings in an area of red limestone cliffs. Noravank monastery dates from the 13th century and includes two richly decorated churches. The complex has several surviving khachkars.
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Just visited (July 2014). Easy to see if you are in southern Armenia - the best place to start journey seems to be Yeghegnadzor - it is possible to hire a taxi there (the most convenient way, average cost of taxi in Armenia is around 100 AMD per one km). It is also possible to go by marszrutka (local bus) to Areni, before that town there will be a side road to Noravank (8 km walk).
The whole monastery is beautifully situated in high mountains, landscapes are amazing. In the monastery don't forget to see the upper church of Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) - the steps are outside. As in whole Armenia fresh water is availabe from the source within monastery premises.
As Gnishikadzor Area Cultural Landscape
Nomination under the name of Gnishikadzor Area Cultural Landscape
1996 Added to Tentative List
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