Aragatsotn - Tegher Monastery

The inscription shows that the church and the gavit adjoining it on the west were built for Prince Vache Vachutian’s wife (“Mama Khatun”) and designed by architect Vardapet Aghbairik in 1213-1232.

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Old Tegher village

Old Tegher village

Old Tegher village is as series of ruins on the hill to your L as you approach the church from the parking lot. The village was once quite large and the foundations for the houses and buildings remain to show just how big it was. The small church at the S end of the village is a Tukh Manuk/ 5th c Astvatsatsin.


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    How to reach Continue uphill on the Dzorap road (take the left fork when given the choice) for about 5 km on a climbing, winding road past the turnoff to Orgov (at about 2.9 km) that gradually deteriorates as it reaches Tegher Monastery․

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