Ashtarak, Oshakan and Amberd
Duration : 6-7 hours
Ashtarak - city is famous with its variety of old churches.
Oshakan is the church where the creator of the Armenian alphabet is buried. In the yard of this church is a letter-park where you can Armenian alphabet letters curved with huge stones.
Amberd fortress is the biggest and the best preserved fortress in Armenia located on the slope of Mt. Aragats - the highest mountain in the nowdays territory of Armenia.
The Mount Aragats is crowned by four peaks that surround its crater like a wreath. A glorious view opens up from the summit of Aragats: on one side green mountain rugs, on the other eternal snow and a silver lake, and if you look straight ahead, the biblical Ararat will be unveiled. The best spot for a comfortable rest is the shores of Stone Lake (Qari Lich), which is located at an altitude of 3250 m above sea level.
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