Khndzoresk

The more closely you look, the more windows and entrances become visible. One can hardly find a room which wasn’t in use. Smaller ones used to serve as warehouses and bigger ones served as dwellings, workplaces and churches. Now the caves are mostly empty. But the villagers go regularly to their old village to light candles and to store their products in caves. Some of the caves are still now inhabited by those elderly people who cannot or do not want to get accustomed to modern life.

At the end of the gorge stands the church of Saint Hripsime, dating to the 17th century.