Sevanavank is a monastic complex located on a peninsuala at the northwestern shore of lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia. Initially the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island. After the artificial draining of lake Sevan . At the southern shore of this newly created peninsula, a guesthouse of the Armenian writers union was built. The eastern shore is occupied by the armenian president"s summer residence, while the monastery"s seminary moved to newly constructed buildings at the northern shore of the peninsula.
Norathus cemetery with a large number of early khachkars located in the village of Noratus Gegharkunik marz near Gavar and Lake Sevan, 90 km north of Yerevan. The cemetery has the largest cluster of khachkars in the republic of Armenia. It is currently the largest surviving cemetery with khachkars following the destruction of the khachkas in old Julfa, Nakhichevan by the government of Azerbaijan.
Kotavank is a church located on a hill overlooking the Argitchi river, south of lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia. Alarge medieval cemetery surrounds the church with numerous khachkars. In early medieval years it was the capital of the region known during that time as Kot. Both Kotavank and kot were partially destroyed during invasions in the 10th and 11th centuries and later by an earthquake.
Vanevank monastery is a monastery located a;long a gorge south of the village of Artsvanist, southeast of lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia. The main church of Saint Grigor, was built in 903 by prince Shapuh Bagratuni and his sister Mariam, siblings of king Smbat 1. The church located on the southern end may have been built around the same time, while the gavit between the two was added at a later point in time.King Smbat 1 of Armenia was buried in Vanevan monastery in 914.