ecureuil détouréAt 1.000 m altitude on a plateau above the Debed, the village of HAGHPAT (Erevan-Haghpat 188 km, pop. 750) boasts another remarkable piece of religious architecture: a monastery which was actually the first Armenian monument to be classified by UNESCO (1997).

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The surrounding dense forests are extremely rich in animal wildlife, including the last of the great predators, the object of close study by naturalists.