Arakelots Monastery (Kirants)

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Arakelots Monastery
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Arakelots Vank
Arakelots Monastery (Kirants) is located in Armenia
Arakelots Monastery (Kirants)
Shown within Armenia
Basic information
Location near Kirants, Tavush Province, Armenia
Geographic coordinates 41°02′02″N 45°03′58″E / 41.033878°N 45.066004°E / 41.033878; 45.066004Coordinates: 41°02′02″N 45°03′58″E / 41.033878°N 45.066004°E / 41.033878; 45.066004
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Status Abandoned
Architectural description
Architectural type Monastery
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 13th century

Arakelots Monastery (Armenian: Առաքելոց վանք Arakelots vank' ; "Monastery of the Apostles") is a 13th-century monastery located roughly 3 kilometers southwest of the village of Kirants in the Tavush Province of Armenia. The monastic complex sits upon the crest of a hill surrounded by a dense forest on the left bank of the Kunen River.

Approximately 80 meters downhill from the monastery are the ruins of a caravanserai. The ruins of a chapel sit on the next hill as well. Supposedly, two kilometers northeast of Arakelots Vank on a flat area on the mountain ridge is the little church and khachkar of Khndzorut.

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