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 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 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.
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.
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 Originally made from three churches, the monastery was built on an island.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.
The sky cleared up and the color of Lake Sevan was really beautiful, I love there.