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Tour 2

Jermuk - Waterfall - Kechut's reservoir - monastery of st.Gayane

Distance:
5 km
Tour price: 5000 dram

Jermuk waterfall
The Tsopk Waterfall is located in the resort town of Jermuk, stretching over both banks of River Arpa. The Jermuk brook, formed from the confluence of natural springs, flows into the river from the right slope of the canyon. In the outfall of that brook a majestic, 84-meter-high waterfall appears, cutting across the basalt lava flow and forms an intricate display of recesses and grottos.

Kechut reservoir
Kechut reservoir is located in Vayots Dzor at 10 km to the town of Jermuk, built in 1981, the total volume is 23 million cubic meters. In the south-east of Vayots Dzor in the construction of reservoirs Kechut were flooded medieval cemetery and cross stones. Nature of Vayots Dzor Princess Sophia wife of Prince Smbat - called Seal-ring without emerald (befor building temple Gndevank in 936). There are no doubts about the need for construction of the reservoir Kechut. Near the village of Kechut on the river Arpa was created the largest reservoir in the picturesque surroundings of mountains and forests. A unique complex of the Arpa-Sevan rescued a blue pearl in Armenia from exhaustion. Turbulent waters of the Arpa River were sent to Lake Sevan, to maintain its level at the highest possible mark. But the fact is that Kechut reservoir was constructed in a broad valley surrounded by vertical walls of the gorge where ancient and medieval cemetery with remarkable khachkars were.
You can visit the city at St.Gayane new church, the consecration ceremony took place in 2010, on November 17.