At Vardaghbyur, the  road  forks,  the right branch leading to Musayelyan (till 1946 Boz Gyugh) with S. Trdat church of 1894, and an interesting medieval graveyard behind it, with interesting ram shaped tombstones. The road then switchbacks over the mountain (not passable until May) some 35 km to Tashir, through a beautiful, stark, treeless landscape.

   NW of Musayelian is Hartashen (till 1946 Dyuzkharaba, church).



"ASHOTSK CHEESE PLANT" cheese  factory