Tegher Monastery

Tegher Monastery is located across a gorge from the village of Byurakan.
The monastery was built for Princess Khatun (AKA Mama Khatun), the wife of Prince Vache Vachutian. The architect Vardapet Aghbayrik designed Tegher and the more well-known monasteries of Saghmosavank and Hovhannavank as well during the 13th century.
The monastery complex consists of the 1213 St. Astvatsatsin church, a 1221 gavit with two towers, and the remnants 9th century village around it.