The main road N from Gyumri toward the Georgian border passes through Mayisyan (till 1946 Ortakilisa), named for the failed May 1920 Bolshevik attempt to seize power. In the village is a 7th c. S. Astvatsatsin church of red and black tuff, with inscriptions.

   Continuing   E,   a   left   fork  leads  to Mayisyan Railroad Statoin.