Khndzoresk, Armenia - Polarsteps
First visited the Tatev monastery, a 9th century historical monument. It is one of the oldest and most famous monastery complexes. Armenia was the first state to embrace Christianity and they still have their own church on which they feel very proud. The buildings are very sober and dark, great settings for game of thrones. We took a challenging and muddy forest road to Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, a 11 th century church which only had been discovered in the twenties by a poet who was wandering through the forests. From there to Khndzoresk which we'll visit first thing in the morning.