ARAGATSOTN REGION – the center of the region is Ashtarak – 20 km
The region of Aragatsotn is located in the North West of the Republic of Armenia, on the South-Eastern, Southern, Eastern and Northern slopes of the group of Aragats mountains. The town of Ashtarak is one of the famous historical-cultural centers of Armenia.
The highest peak in the Republic – ARAGATS -created by the nature with its four peaks of volcanic origin, is in Aragatsotn region. The highest of them has an elevation of 4095 m, the others are only a few meters lower.
ARAGATS has always attracted the attention of travelers, tourists and geologists.
Mt. Aragats is a magnificent monument and the LAKE KARY (Stone Lake) with the Cosmic Rays Scientific Research Center is situated on the mountain of Aragats. The Lake is at an altitude of about 3.190 meters. The depth of the lake is about 8 meters.
There are beautiful alpine fields on the slope of Aragats mountain. Kasakh, Amberd, Geghagor and other small rivers flow through the territory of the region.
Aragatsotn region is one the most ancient settlements full of historical monuments constructed in different periods (2 millennium B.C. to 18 A.D.)
From the bridge that crosses the Kasakh River and which leads to the town one can see the town’s churches all at once.
|HISTORICAL MONUMENTS – LANDMARKS OF ARAGATSOTN REGION|
|Karmravor | St. Mariane | Oshakan | Byurakan | Tegher monastery | Amberd | Aghtsk | Mughni | Karbi |Hovhanavank | Saghmosavank | Aparan | Mastara | Thalin | Arouj|