Category Archives: Province (Marz)

How to Visit the 8th-Century Tanahat Monastery (+ Photos!)

How to Visit the 8th-Century Tanahat Monastery (+ Photos!)

Isolated but not hard to reach, Tanahat Monastery is a beautiful place to visit in the Vayots Dzor Province and is a great stop if you are driving to Syunik! What remains of the Tanahat Monastery are the Saint Stepanos and Saint Nshan (Holy Sign) churches, both from the 13th century.  But according to the […]

18 Diverse and Popular Places to Visit in Syunik

Ughtasar - Places to visit in Syunik

Syunik is one of the most underrated and mysterious regions of Armenia. This guide showcases some of the best places to visit in Syunik – from the high mountains to national parks and beyond! We take you from Meghri near the Iranian border up to Shaki waterfall and more. This list is by no means […]

How to Visit Boloraberd Fortress (Proshaberd) and More!

Boloraberd Fortress (Proshaberd), How to Visit & More

Vayots Dzor is one of the most undiscovered regions in Armenia and the Boloraberd Fortress, or Proshaberd, is one of the lesser-known sights in the province. This guide details a bit of the history of Boloraberd, along with some quick tips for how to reach it. Let us know if you have any comments or […]

Discovering an Abandoned Soviet Culture House in Shvani Dzor, Armenia

Discovering an Abandoned Soviet Culture House in Shvani Dzor, Armenia

After observing the wonderful and unique town of Mehgri, we discovered even more on our journey through the most southern part of Armenia. This time we went about 3 kilometers away to Shvani Dzor village. Initially, our main goal was to visit the popular and somewhat mysterious Arevik National Park. However, we asked Arevik rangers […]

How Khachats Toun Helped Make Meghri My Favorite Place in Armenia

Khachats Toun Heritage-1

Have you ever created expectations about a place without having been there or knowing anything about it? That is exactly what happened with Khachats Toun in Meghri for me. Fortunately, the hotel and cultural hub exceeded any expectations I had about it and then some. This is a quick recap of our time at Khachats […]