Convent of the Virgins

Far Northeast

Out of bounds just above Arpaçay gorge, this complex of ruins is most notable for the dainty, serrated-domed chapel (probably 11th-century) enclosed by a defensive wall. It's best observed from the windows of Manuçehr Camii, with the scant ruins of a probably 9th-century Silk Road bridge in the foreground.

For a closer look at the convent site, you could descend the path signed 'Silk Road' part way towards it.

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