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The territory of Ararat region was a part of Ayrarat province of historical Armenia.  In the middle ages this province was known as a province of capital cities. The capitals Artashat and Dvin were also located here. In terms of tourism, Ararat region is interesting for its Khor Virap monastic complex and a number of ancient sights. Every day a great number of tourists take part in one day tours from Yerevan to Khor Virap. The prices for the tours are quite affordable.

KHOR VIRAP

KHOR VIRAP
Monastery-Fortress Khor Virap is located near Lesser Vedi village of Ararat region; on a hill. According to Agathangelo, during times when Christianity was rejected in Armenia, king Trdat the Third throws...

ANCIENT ARTASHAT

ANCIENT ARTASHAT
The capital Artashat was founded during the reign of Artashes A, the representative of Artashesyan dynasty. The military leader Hannibal ran from Carthagen and got asylum in Armenia...

GEVORQ MARZPETUNI

GEVORQ MARZPETUNI
Monastery-fortress complex “Gevorg Marzpetuni” is located 6 km North-West of Urtsadzor village of Ararat region of RA. The complex was founded in the 10-13th cc. Here there is also the semi-circle...

KHOSROV RESERVE

KHOSROV RESERVE
One of the Armenian kings, Khosrov II Kotak decided to plant a forest on the Southern slopes of Geghama Mountains in the IV century. He bred the forest with various animals and birds and made it a royal chase...