Visit Shirak Region

The Shirak Region of Armenia is an area of breathtaking beauty and history. Located in the northwestern part
of the country, the region is known for its picturesque landscapes, featuring rolling hills and lush forests. The
regional capital Gyumri is a bustling city full of culture, with plenty to explore including churches, museums,
and galleries. A popular tourist destination in Shirak is Akhurian Reservoir near Gyumri - it's a great place for
hiking and birdwatching. Another must-see spot is Marmashen Monastery - it was built in the 10th century and
features beautiful frescoes inside its walls. Historical lovers should also visit the archaeological site of Ani Ruins;
it's an ancient Armenian city dating back to 961 AD that was once one of the most powerful cities in medieval Asia Minor.