5 Reasons to Visit Nagorno-Karabakh
Updated: Dec 25, 2019
By: The PH Team
Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), officially the Republic of Artsakh, is an ex-Soviet unrecognized country in the Caucasus Region. Although internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, the country is controlled by ethnic Armenians.
1) Abandoned Places
Agdam is an abandoned Azeri city and 'ghost town' in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). Technically, tourists are forbidden from entering the city without a special permit. However, adventurous tourists fond of abandoned places have still been known to quietly make their way to the town.
2) Nature in Artsakh
Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) is home to unbelievable and pristine natural beauty. For those travellers who are always on the lookout for beautiful mountain scenery, Artsakh is definitely the place for you!
Located in the Caucasus region, between Armenian and Azerbaijan, entrance to the unrecognized country is made through a beautiful drive in the mountains of Armenia and also upon entrance into Nagorno-Karabakh.
The country is home to vast mountain ranges and untouched forests just waiting for interested travellers to explore.
3) Dadivank Monastery
Dadivank is an Armenian monastery in the Shahumian Region of the Republic of Artsakh. It was built between the 9th and 13th century.
The monastery itself is a beautiful piece of ancient architecture, while the surrounding area displays the beautiful natural beauty that the unrecognized country is known for.
Tigranakert is a ruined Armenian city dating back to the Hellenistic period. It is one of several former cities in the Armenian plateau with the same name, named in honor of the Armenian king, Tigranes the Great.
Askeran is a small town in the Republic of Artsakh. Askeran fortress is situated in the southern suburb of the town. The fortress was built for defense of Shusha (Shushi), a nearby city which was almost completely destroyed during the war of independence against neighbouring Azerbaijan.
The fortress itself, was widely used during the Russo-Persian War.