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Sevan

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Sevan Lake, the wonder of nature, is situated 60 Km from Yerevan up on a highway, which cuts northward through mountains and rocks. Sevan is so austere and majestic that the gentle turquoise waters are astonishing. They fill the gigantic depression situated at the height of almost 2000 m above sea level. Sevan, with its pure air and sandy beaches, is a popular holiday resort. Besides, Sevan has always been famous for its fish “ishkhan” which means “prince-fish” in Armenian. The fish has graced many Lords’ tables in old times. One of the most interesting sites in Sevan is the monastery on the rocky peninsula founded in 874 AD by King Ashot I and his daughter Mariam. On the shores of the Lake archaeological expedition has discovered traces of a highly developed civilization dating back to 2000 BC. Other monuments include Sevan Monastery (874) and Astvatsatsin Church. The level of the water has considerably decreased in recent years due to a number of power stations and irrigation canals built on Hrazdan river. A tunnel drilled in basalt rocks directs the waters of Arpa river into Lake Sevan to save it from further shrinking.

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