Nat Geo Names Lake Sevan among Top Ten Spots in Ex-Soviet Area

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Churches on the shore of Lake Sevan

YEREVAN (Arka)—National Geographic Traveler Magazine has named Armenia’s Lake Sevan among top ten tourist destinations in the former Soviet Union’s territory.

St. Petersburg and Viborg, the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula, the Caucasus Mountains, Pamir, Mineralnye Vody and Pyatigorsk, the Subarctic, Samarkand and Lake Issyk Kul, the Kamchatka Peninsula, Altay, and Tyva are there along with Lake Sevan.

Sevan is one of the largest mountainous lakes in Eurasia. It sits in the Armenian Highlands at an altitude of 1914 meters.

The lake’s water surface is 1,500 square kilometers. Sevan is the main resource of drinking water in the region.


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