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Monastery at the foot of biblical Ararat.
Khor Virap ("deep dungeon") is located above the underground prison, where St. Gregory the Illuminator, who brought Christianity to Armenia in 301, was kept in custody for 15 years.
The view to Ararat from the monastery is magnificent.
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Armenia, Kotayk, Abovyan, Unnamed Road
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Всего в нескольких сотнях метров- турецкая граница, до Арарата рукой подать. Вид- как на картине, очень живописно. В монастыре стоит спуститься в узкий подземный колодец, где 15 лет томился Григорий Просветитель - чтобы прочувствовать. Лучше взять гида - история храма действительно интересная.
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