Vardashat   (till   1948   Ghashka)  is just N from the main road.

   Next    is    Zangakatun    (till    1948 Chanakhchi, then till recently Sovetashen), the birthplace (1924) and gravesite (1971, killed in an auto accident) of the writer Paruyr Sevak, and site of his house museum.  A 10th c. chapel is nearby. Soon the watershed     will      mark    the    border between Ararat and Vayots Dzor-1795m Tukh Manuk Pass.