The village of Zuar in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh Republic), situated near the Tartar stream in the Tutkhuni valley, 40 kilometers from Kalvachar, was founded in June 1997. With a population under 100, the locals make their living by animal farming and making honey. Because of the village’s proximity to “Tak Jur” (Hot Springs”), the area has become one of the centers for Artsakh tourism.
Astghashen. We arrived at Zuar later than anticipated, having stopped at the many beautiful sites on the way.
Dadivanq (located on the forested base of Mt. Mrav, on the left side of the Tatar river) from the 5-13th century.
The ancient monastery complex of Dadivanq.
The road stretches along Tutkhoun.
The village was peaceful and sunny (Zuar).
The villagers moved from the Republic of Armenia (from regions such as Jermuk, Armavir, Hrazdan, and others).
A home on the highest point of the village.
The homemaker does not complain about the village chores. “Everything is available for working people. There are problems, as well…”
The students play soccer here.
We finally reached “Hot Springs,” a truly natural hot spring.