To get to Aghavnavank Monastery in Dilijan National Park.
Aghavnavak was built in the 11-12th centuries.
The woodern door to the church and some stone crosses
Many of the dome’s stones have fallen; grass grows on the walla.
Alongside medieval inscriptions you’ll find modern graffiti.
To get to Matosavank, another gem of the park, you’ll have to walk this winding path through the forest.
According to a plaque near the church, Matosavank is also called PghndzahankiSurb Astvatzatzin Monastery. It was constructed in 1247 AD by Avag Zakaryan.
The 13th century structure is in bad shape. Moss grows on the stone crosses.
The damaged wall and floor of Matosavank.
Inside the church.
More stone crosses nearby.
Djoukhtak Monastery, also within Dilijan Park, is in better condition.
Djoukhtak is 3 kilometers from the town of Dilijan. The two churches that make up the complex, Surb Astvatzatzin and Surb Grigor, were built in the 12-13th centuries.
Sourb Grigor has no dome.
There are many stone crosses and other inscriptions at Djoukhtak. Many of the crosses are broken.
Recent visitors have defaced the medieval monastery.
Lush forests surround Djoukhtak Monastery on all sides.
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