Tatik u Papik, Khankendi

Stop by and admire Tatik u Papik, a national symbol of Armenian heritage sculpted out of the native volcanic rock, tufa. Designed in a typical Soviet style of the 1960s, the sculpture depicts an old Karabakh man and woman. Climbing up to the hilltop monument will also reward you with an encompassing view of the surrounding area. Near the bottom of the hill, vendors sell miniature replicas of the monument and other souvenirs. Make your Khankendi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • I would have to say the proper name is "We Are Our Mountains", but people just call them "Tatik/Papik" - "Grandma/Grandpa. Completed in 1967, symbolizing the Armenian heritage of Karabakh (The Republi...  more »
  • It is a monument made by Armenians in homage to its mountains. It is much more what represents that it is. Tea disappointed a little when you arrive because the photos seems to be in the mountains, but it is in the heart of the city. Same is a must!
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  • Free parking place and many souvenirs shops. If you want a photo without people you must visit it before lunch time.  more »

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The capital of the republic, Stepanakert has many hotels and other accommodation options, most of which concentrate downtown. Choose from centrally located deluxe hotels with pools and saunas, and budget-oriented hostels. You can always rent a room with the friendly locals, or if you speak Russian, you can get a decent hostel. For nature-lovers with deeper pockets, luxury hotels outside town offer scenic views of the surrounding mountains.
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