A Day in Saghmosavank

Saghmosavank. It was a trip to the countryside of Armenia where we know nothing at all. No expectations, no detailed itinerary. What we know is to see the Saghmosavank Monastery and go down to the River.

SaghmosavankNone of us speak Russian or Armenian, but we only know how to say the name of the place. We relied on a small paper where our receptionist at the hostel wrote in Armenian letters where we want to go. 

Having the difficulty to communicate, we just showed the small piece of paper to any person we met at the terminal. We were told to go here and there. I was asking myself if we were on the right terminal. Thanks to the young guy who helped us go around the terminal to search for our bus to reach Saghmosavank.

He communicated to the bus driver and explained to us. He advised us that we will go down to Ashtarak and from there, we will have to take a taxi to Saghmosavank. 

We reached Saghmosavank. It is part of Aragatsotn Province with a monastery and a village. 

My Saghmosavank story through photos:

 

  1. An atmosphere and surroundings that poets and artists would definitely love to recreate.

Saghmosavank

Saghmosavank

 

2. The Monastery of the Psalms. A 13th century Armenian Monastery. The legends of Saghmosavank Monastery here.

Saghmosavank

 

3. The colorful spring flowers around Saghmosavank

Saghmosavank

Saghmosavank

 

4. The settings where the Monastery is built. 

Saghmosavank

Saghmosavank

 

5. A scenery that is hard to find in another location

Saghmosavank

 

6. Find adventure in those edge and off beaten trails

Saghmosavank

Saghmosavank

 

7. The friendly locals visiting the Monastery

 

8. The hospitality of locals living nearby the Monastery

Saghmosavank

 

9. The friendly locals at work

Saghmosavank

 

10. And at the end of the day, when you forgot the time and you missed the last bus, the locals won’t leave you alone on the street. They’ll stay with you to help you communicate for the Autostop.

 

 

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