Kapan

The administrative centre of Syunik(230 km from Yerevan) is the city of Kapan. It is the largest city in the south of the country.
Modern Kapan is a compact green town with low buildings. The entire city can be seen from the top of Mount Khustup.

You probably won't find any places of interest in the city, but there are plenty of them in its vicinities. The most ancient monument is Halidzor fortress i.e. what has left of it. The fortress ruins are on the hill by the river. Constructed in the 17 th century as a convent the fortress soon became a home of the well-known 18 th –century fighter for independence, David Bek.

Not far from Kapan in the river Tsav valley, there is the unique 60-hectare plane-tree grove where only plane trees grow. The average plane tree reaches 30-32 m with trunk diameter of 100-110 cm; the adult species are bigger -160-180 cm. Their hollows are huge. They even put beds for two forest guards in one of the hollows.


Kapan


Weather in Kapan

Month Low/High Precip
November -2° / 12° 20%
December -9° / 5° 21%
January -5° / 3° 21%
February -8° / 6° 21%
March 2° / 12° 28%
April 8° / 20° 30%
May 12° / 26° 32%
June 16° / 28° 22%
July 20° / 30° 13%
August 21° / 30° 11%
September 13° / 25° 13%
October 8° / 19° 18%