Armenia 50 Dram Ararat 2012
Regions of Armenia and Yerevan
Brass plated Steel
60 000 2012
The center of obverse of the circulation commemorative coin dedicated to Ararat region depicts Khor Virap on the background of Mount Ararat.
The Khor Virap (Armenian: Խոր Վիրապ, meaning "deep pit" or "deep well") is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat plain in Armenia, near the border with Turkey, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Artashat, Ararat Province. The monastery was host to a theological seminary and was the residence of Armenian Catholicos.
Now, regular Church services are held in this church. It is probably the most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia.