is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located 122 km from Yerevan in
a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu River, near the town of
Yeghegnadzor, Armenia. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer,
brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The monastery
is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of
God) church, which grants access to the second floor by way of a
narrow stone-made staircase jutting out from the face of building.