The Other Side of Ararat 7 Days (AM-NVS-02)

Duration: 7 Days

In A.D. 301, Armenia became the first Christian nation; today it is almost surrounded by Islamic nations. Mount Ararat is the highest mountain in Turkey. Ararat was a part of Armenia until the Armenian Genocide in 1915 when Turkey took over that section of Armenia. Mount Ararat is an important landmark to Armenian’s because it shows the beauty of the sister mountains that were taken away from Armenia. It is a symbol in most paintings, songs, movies and mostly anything else to do with Armenia.  Khor Virap Monastery, which is located in the Ararat plain in Armenia, near the border with Turkey the closest you can get to Ararat while still in Armenia.