Attractions in Nagorno-Karabakh should be considered in parallel with those of landmarks in Azerbaijan and attractions of Armenia. These two countries still argue about the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, but the truth is that it is completely autonomous Caucasus.
Nagorno-Karabakh is landlocked, mountainous terrain is completely and since there are not many minerals that help the economy, the interest of the disputants is not very big. The average altitude is about 1000 meters, and the highest peak is Gyamish (Gomhasar) - 3724 m. There are several major rivers Katche, Vorotan, Acker, Arras and Tartar.
Attractions in Nagorno-Karabakh are located between the rivers Kura and Araks on the edge of the Armenian plateau (plateau Karabakh). The climate is continental - hot dry summers and cold winters. Nature is very beautiful and unspoiled.
There are no problems with the protection of forests. Tourists can easily enjoy the dense forests of beech, oak and hornbeam. In the lower slopes of the mountain you can see alpine meadows and birch forests.
Although in the guidebooks not present as a destination Nagorno-Karabakh in recent years has increased interest from foreign tourists who come for leased cars from Armenia and circling the mountain trails and roads in this beautiful country.
The largest city and capital of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh is Stepanakert city. The emblem of this city is the cultural and historical monument Tatik u Papik. This monument is the symbol of the Armenian heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh in 1967, built of volcanic tuff.
Northeast of the capital Stepanakert is the historical ruins of Askeran Fortress. The fortification walls were built in the 18th century and managed to keep military actions in recent decades.
Visit the historic town of Shusha, much of which is in ruins. Here are a few monasteries included in sightseeing in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Ghazanchetsots Monastery - built in the period 1216-1266 is one of the best preserved churches in the Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh - cultural heritage of Armenia.
Dadivank Monastery - Armenians as this is the most magical place Nagorno-Karabakh. The whole monastery represents many buildings built on several levels, even seemingly chaotic sort. Unfortunately, some of the buildings were partially destroyed as they are quite old.
Gtichavank Monastery - Armenian monastery from the 13th century, some of the historical attractions in Nagorno Karabakh and in particular the province of Artsakh.
The monastery can be reached specially built hiking trails or by car. Be sure to visit Amaras Monastery and Shushi City Walls.