I visited Tatev during my five plus months backpacking trip through Central and Eastern Europe. After few days of walking around the capital city of Yerevan, I joined an organized group tour to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh); On the way, we visited Khor Virap and Tatev Monastery.
The Tatev Monastery is a 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery located in Syunik Province in southeastern Armenia. The monastic ensemble stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River. Tatev played a significant role in the history of the region as a center of economic, political, spiritual and cultural activity.
After a day long journey through Armenia, in the late afternoon we reached our destination, an unrecognized country of Artsakh.
In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...