Havuts Tar Monastery
Havuts Tar Monastery
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Lara K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Havuts Tar is probably one of my top 5 favorite churches in Armenia, and I've been to a lot of them. My friend and I decided to check it out because we wanted to do a hike somewhere close to Yerevan. From the reviews I read, I wasn't expecting much from the ruins, but we were pleasantly surprised. The monastery ruins are extensive and include a huge underground room, a couple of churches, and some fantastic stone carvings. The details are absolutely beautiful. Beyond that, there's an awesome view of the river gorge. The hike itself is pretty easy if you're in decent shape. A lof of the walk there is uphill, but it's not very steep. There are some good shady spots along the way to rest if you need to.
We took a bus from Yerevan to Garni and then walked towards Havuts Tar. When we got to the gate to enter Khosrov Reserve, we told the park ranger that we wanted to see Havuts Tar (oozoom enk desnel Havuts Tar). It was 1000 dram each for Armenians and 2000 dram each for foreigners... definitely worth it! There was even a bathroom at the visitors' center. If you go to the Khosrov website, it makes it sound like you can't hike inside the park without a guide, but that's not the case.
Written 8 November 2017
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Moh F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
If you have the physical ability to walk 6 kilometers in a not-so-steep trail, you should visit this site. The path to the monastey was beautiful with colorful trees and we even saw an eagle and a hawk.
The monastry has nothing special and there are a lot of garbage laying around but the church is clean and on top of a hill with amazing view over the Garni gorge. If you are lucky and have camping you will see a wonderful senset; you camp there or if you have a head lamp, you can walk back to Garni.
Written 8 October 2016
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Tig_Ishpuini
Prague, Czech Republic39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Havuc Tar is old half ruined monastery complex. Its quite mystic and located in calm, solitude place surrounded with pure nature. Its only about 8 km far from Garni temple, but looks very isolated
Written 23 August 2016
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