Arakelots Vank

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Arakelots Vank
Առաքելոց վանք
Araqeloc Monastery in the Tavush Province of Armenia.jpg
Arakelots Vank
Arakelots Vank is located in Armenia
Arakelots Vank
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Basic information
Location 3 km SW of 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
Region Caucasus
Status Abandoned
Architectural description
Architectural type Armenian; Monastery
Completed 13th century

Arakelots Vank (Armenian: Առաքելոց վանք; meaning the 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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