“Vayots dzor” means "the Gorge of Woes", where according
to some tragic legend a wealthy prince lost all his flock. Anyway, the gorge is beautiful and loved and
visited by tourists. Yeghegnadzor is the
marz capital, while the most developed town is Jermuk, Armenia’s famous spa
resort. The one village Areni had become
famous by its winery, and even more world records: in 2008 near Areni village the world oldest (5500 years old) shoe was
discovered, and in the same area in 2011 the
world oldest winery was excavated too.