K'aghak' Abovyan Travel Guide

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    Geghard Things to Do

    There is the curious history of this place of worship which was deemed to be demolished as all the other pagan sites in newly Christian Armenia. Due to some divine intervention in the form of a royal edict asked for by a beautiful member of the aristocracy, it survived the slaughter. In the 17th century it underwent another test of divine...

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    Geghard Things to Do

    Geghard is a little architectural wonder given its location up in the mountains. It has its "cave" portions and its "free-standing" portions. On top of this it has been around for a while in its present state unlike Noravank Monastery and this is easily discernable by the candle smoke plastered all over the premises. So the thing to do is paying...

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    Geghard Things to Do

    In the trees and bushes by the river passing Geghard Monastery there is a lot of stripes of cloths tied to the branches.It is a religious custom saying that prayers will be answered if you tie a strip of cloth to a tree near the monastery.


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