Monument Artsakh

Must See in Artsakh

August 15, 2015 - Travel to Armenia

Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), the high-altitude Earthly Paradize in the South Caucasus, is renown for its woody mountains, the heavenly canyon of Hunot, medieval churches, monasteries, quaint villages, hospitality and mouth-watering natural food.

In case you are planning a trip to the Republic of Mountainous Karabakh, we recommend visiting the former capital city of Shushi with its war-damaged streets and take a photo by 2035-year-old giant planatus tree Tnjri (plane tree) nearby the village of Shkhtorashen in Martuni Province of Artsakh.

There is so much to experience in Artsakh, and here is our list to guide and not limit you through your trip to Nagorno Karabakh:

1. Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior, the pride of Shushi

Ghazanchetsots Cathedral Artsakh
Photo by Edgar Harutyunyan

Built between 1868 and 1887, Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior is one of the biggest Armenian churches.

2.  Jdrduz or Canyon of Hunot

Photo by Edgar Harutyunyan

3. Mamrot Kar Waterfall

Mamrot Kar Waterfall Artsakh
Taken from Greg Keraghosian‘s Instagram

Tip: We recommend you to visit the waterfall, known as Hovhanots or Zontik (umbrella) waterfall, in summertime to chill out with the mother nature.

4. The reviving capital city of Stepanakert

View of Stepanakert
Photo by Kochard

Tip: To taste the brandy, wine and fruit vodka of Karabakh visit Stepanakert Brandy Factory!

5. Dadivank Monastery (13th century)

Dadivank Monastery Artsakh
Photo by Edgar Harutyunyan

6. Gandzasar Monastery

Gandzasar Monastery Artsakh
Photo by Edgar Harutyunyan

Gandzasar Monastery dates back to the 10-13 cc. Currently, the monastery is the seat of the Archbishop of Artsakh.

7. “We Are Our Mountains” Monument in Stepanakert

Monument Artsakh
Photo by Marko Ukkola

By the way, if you happen to visit Artsakh in summertime, make sure to witness the most unusual race of Donkeys, organized in the village of Vank close to Gandzasar Monastery.

There is so mush to discover in Artsakh, add your discovery in our list by leaving a comment for us!

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