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Gandzasar Monastery

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The monastic complex of Gandzasar is situated on the heights above and to the south-west of the village of Vank in the Mardakert district of autonomous region of Karabakh.

The monastery lies in the western part of the Khatchen Valley, which it completely dominates. It can be seen from a great distance not only on account of its lofty position but also because of its colour (1, 2). The church is built in the local reddish tufa which with time has become brownish in tone, contrasting it with the dull green background of the mountain forest lying behi  
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Gandzasar Monastery