VAYOTS DZOR

Area:  2308 km²  Population: 51100

Administrative center: Yeghegnadzor

Sights: St. Virgin church in Areni, Gladzor University, Gndevank, St. Sarkis church, Noravank monastery, Tanadivank monastery, Mozrov cave, Shativank, St. Sion church, Jermuk waterfall, Orbelian’s caravanserai, Smbataberd, Spitkavor monastery, Tsakhats Kar monastery.

Distance from Yerevan to Yeghegnadzor: 125 km

Geography: Vayots Dzor is mainly a mountainous region. It is mainly divided into 3 ranges: Vardenis mountain range at the north, Arpa range at the middle and Vayk range at the south. The main rivers are Yeghegis and Arpa. It has lots of tributaries that form waterfalls such as the Jermuk and Herher waterfall.

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Jermuk

Vayots Dzor situated at the southeastern end of Armenia. The region is rich with rivers, mountains springs and mineral water. Vayots Dzor is home to many ancient tourist attractions including: Areni cave complex, Smbataberd, Orbelian’s caravanserai. It was announced that the earliest known shoe was found in Areni cave.

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Smbataberd

Source։ http://www.gov.am/am/regions/