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The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley


The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley is part of the Tentative List in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Jarek Pokrzywnicki (Poland):
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.
Date posted: July 2014


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Site info


The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley
This site is part of the Tentative list of: Armenia

Site History:
1996 Tentative list
Submitted as tentative site by State Party
1981Deferred
At Bureau - Need Tentative List
1980Deferred
1979Deferred
Bureau meeting - info requested in 78 still not in place
1978Deferred
Bureau meeting - info requested


News and links:
» Gnishikadzor Valley nominated again: maybe we will be lucky this time (01-02-2009).
» Gnishikadzor Valley nominated again: maybe we will be lucky this time (01-02-2009).
» Gnishikadzor Valley to be nominated for submission in UNESCO World Heritage List (01-02-2009).
» Gnishikadzor Valley to be nominated for submission in UNESCO World Heritage List (01-02-2009).



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