Dilijan National Park
Dilijan National Park is located in the Marz (region) of Tavush. It covers an area of about 34 thousand hectares: the basin of the upper inflow of Aghstev River – the eastern slope of Halab, the north-western slope of Miapori and the north-eastern slope of mountain ridge of Areguni. The park is one of the largest in the region, with its diversity of flora and fauna. Dilijan National Park is divided into three zones: the reserve, the economic area and a recreational area. The recreation area is provided with tents, sleeping bags, gas stoves, binoculars and other necessary items for the tourists, there are qualified guides, bicycles and horses. All this is directed to the development of ecotourism in the Marz (region) of Tavush. Dilijan National Park was founded in 1958 for preserve and enrich the flora and fauna and obtain new species in local conditions. The main types of trees are beech, oak, hornbeam, linden, ash, elm, pine and juniper. The remnants of the Tertiary period, the yew groves are located in the reserve of Dilijan. The Aghnabatin (Getik pool) of them is the largest in the Transcaucasia. The reserve is rich with fauna. Brown bear, chamois, badger, stone marten, The beech marten (Martes foina, also known as the stone marten) wildcat, fox, lynx, Persian squirrel, as well as many reptiles and amphibians, Caucasian grouse, snowcock, common partridge, swinhoe’s snipe, thrust and pigeons you can meet there. Ussuri sika deer, European red deer and wild boar are beeing acclimatized. The famous historical monuments Haghartsin, monastery of Jukhtak, Goshavanq, Mateosavank are located in the territory of reserve. Almost half of the plant species that meet in the Caucasus, you can see in Dilijan National Park, and one third of them are endemic.