Sanahin is a remote village which is located in the northern part of Armenia. The province where Sanahin is located is called Lori whose landscape is rich in soil and historical monuments and with very beautiful nature. At the same time, it is noteworthy that the village is one of the UNESCO world heritage site because the place that preserved ancient Armenian architecture has been standing for approximately 1000 years. Therefore, Sanahin will be an excellent place for you to visit in order to feel the long history of Armenia with rich and deep culture.
In addition, you can find Sanahin Monastery that is considered to have been built in the 10th century. It is an outstanding complex of architecture that represents Armenia in medieval time. The monastery is actually located very closely to the Monastery of Haghpat whilst each monastery played different roles to each other. The exact time of the foundation of Sanahin monastery has not been figured out. According to the legend, it is said that the monastery was founded in the fourth century when the Saint Nshan Cross was erected while the current building of the monastery is considered to be created in the 10th century under the time of King Abas Bagratuni.
Sanahin, therefore, can be a place for all people who loves the beauty of nature or/and likes to find out the culture of the local people in the nation. To get Sanahin, you can drive but also there is an attractive option of cable car from Alaverdi.
Lori Province, Armenia
(Northern Part of Armenia)