Lake Sevan, Armenia

Sevan City is an urban community and a popular resort in Armenia, located in the Gegharkunik Province, lying on the northern shores of Lake Sevan.

The scenery, on the way from Haghpat Monastery to Lake Sevan.

The scenery, on the way from Haghpat Monastery to Lake Sevan.

The city is built on a height of over 1,900 metres above sea level, 66 km north-east of the capital Yerevan. The city is surrounded with the Sevan National Park.

The City and Lake of Sevan

The City and Lake of Sevan

The population of Sevan is around 23,200. Most of the dwellers are involved in agricultural activities, fish-hunting and some tourism services, especially during the summer season.

Monument in Sevan City

Monument in Sevan City

The City of Sevan

The City of Sevan

Tsakhkunk School at Sevan City

Tsakhkunk School at Sevan City

Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest fresh-water high-altitude lakes in the world. Lake Sevan is situated in the central part of Armenia, at the altitude of 1,900m above sea level. The total surface area of its basin is about 5,000 km2.

Souvenir shop close to the parking lot

Souvenir shop close to the parking lot

Souvenir shop close to the parking lot

Climbing the hill of the peninsula which is sticking out of the lake.

Sevanavank

Sevanavank

Sevanavank (meaning Sevan Monastery) is a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore, not far from the town of Sevan. Originally made from three churches, the monastery was built on an island. Receding waters in the mid-twentieth century created the current peninsula. The water level of the lake was getting low by the construction of the hydroelectric power station. The island was uninhabited until the end of the eighth century A.D., when monks built a chapel and a group of cells. The monastery was founded in 874 by King Ashot I, the first king of the Bagratid kingdom, and his daughter Mariam.

Holy Mother of God Church

Holy Mother of God Church

Sevanavank Astvatsatsin church

Sevanavank Astvatsatsin church

The main altar in the church

The main altar in the church

Locals relax at the shore of Sevan Lake

Locals relax at the shore of Sevan Lake

View of Lake Sevan

View of Lake Sevan

The sky cleared up and the color of Lake Sevan was really beautiful, I love there.

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