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Preserved on the right bank of Vorotan River are the ruins of the shelter of the Kharants hermits (Great Hermitage of Syunik). It was founded by monks in 1608-1613. The terrible earthquake of 1658 forced the hermits to leave the community and build a new one several kilometers from Kharants – monastery complex Tatevi mets Anapat (the Hermitage of Tatev). The Hermitage of Tatev is visible from the cabin windows on the third, longest section of Wings of Tatev cableway. A steep switchback road descends to the Hermitage from Tatev Monastery.


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