Khosrov Forest State Preserve
Խոսրովի անտառ պետական արգելոց) is located south of Garni Temple and east of the Ararat Valley in Ararat Marz. Named after King Khosrov, who planted the forests so he could hunt in them, the preserve contains intersting sites besides the forests, hills and rivers. There is Aghjots Vank Monastery (aka Surp Stepanos), Kakavaberd Fortress, the Azat Caves, with remains of ancient settlements, and Havuts Tar Monastery on the edge of the forest - visible from Garni Temple.
Entrance to the park requires permission, which can be gain from the Ministry of Nature Protection or from the Director of the park in Vedi:
Samvel Shaboyan Director (+234) 2-13-52