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Vayots Dzor Province

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Waterfalls
Vayots Dzor, is a province of Armenia. It lies at the southeastern end of the country, bordering the Nakhichevan exclave of Azerbaijan in the west and the Kalbajar District (de jure part of Azerbaijan, de facto controlled by the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) in the east. It covers an area of. With a population of only 53,230 (2002 census), it is the most sparsely populated province in the country. The capital and largest city of the province is the town of Yeghegnadzor.The province is home to many ancient landmarks and tourist attractions in Armenia including the Areni-1 cave complex and Areni-1 winery of the Chalcolithic period, the 8th-century Tanahat Monastery, the 10th-century Smbataberd fortress, and the 13th-century Noravank monastery. Vayots Dzor is also home to the spa-town of Jermuk.The village of Gladzor in Vayots Dzor was home to the 13th and 14th-century University of Gladzor.EtymologyLiterally meaning "the valley of sorrows", it is named after the Vayots Dzor canton of the historic Syunik province of Ancient Armenia, ruled by the Siunia dynasty.
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Popular things to do in Vayots Dzor Province

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Religious Site
Noravank Monastery Areni
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Duration: 2 hours
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Canyon
Noravank Gorge Areni
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Areni Wine Factory Areni
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Spa
Armenia Health Spa Jermuk
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Vayots Dzor Province

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Winery / Vineyard
Old Bridge Winery Yeghegnadzor
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Duration: 2 hours
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Monument
Jermuk Deer Monument Jermuk
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Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Vayots Dzor History Museum Yeghegnadzor
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Vayots Dzor Province

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Church
Gndevank Monastery Jermuk
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Duration: 30 minutes
Castle
Smbataberd Fortress Yeghegis
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Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery Yeghegis
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Duration: 2 hours
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Ruin
Tsakhats Kar Monastery Yeghegis
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Vayots Dzor Province

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Cave
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave Areni
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Duration: 2 hours
Hot Spring
Hot Springs Jermuk
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Dolphin Lake Jermuk
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cave
Magil Cave Areni
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Wineries in Vayots Dzor Province

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Winery / Vineyard
Hin Areni Winery Areni
2.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Momik Wines Areni
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Vayots Dzor Province

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Art Gallery
Jermuk Art Gallery Jermuk
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min