Arakelots Monastery (Kirants)
|Affiliation||Armenian Apostolic Church|
|Location||near Kirants, Tavush Province, Armenia|
Arakelots Monastery (Armenian: Առաքելոց վանք, romanized: Arakelots Vank; lit. 'Monastery of the Apostles') is a 13th-century monastery about 3 kilometres (2 mi) 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 metres (260 ft) 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.
- Kirants Monastery which is a further 7 kilometres (4 mi) southwest in the same valley
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