Wonderful nature and incredible sights best describe the beauty of Lori with all its charm. Vanadzor, which is the administrative center of the region, is considered the third largest city in Armenia. Lori is one of the industrial regions of Armenia. A number of objects of cornerstone importance of the industrial branch of the Armenian economy operate here. Against the background of industrial development, agriculture is less developed.
Lori stands out with its rich cultural heritage and historical past, which is evidenced by dozens of monasteries, fortresses, castles and monuments. The diversity of original historical and cultural monuments is partly conditioned by the fact that in the 10th-12th centuries there was an independent Armenian statehood in the form of the kingdom Lori or Tashir-Dzoraget.
"Lori" is first mentioned in the 11th century and may be related to the name of the bird quail. That year King David I Anhoghin Kyurikyan founded Lori or Lore fortress at the part of crossing of Dzoraget and In Urut gorges. In 1065, the fortress became the capital of the kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget, which, in turn, became independent from the Bagratuni kingdom of Ani. Later, the name "Lori" spread to the whole province of Tashir. This is the name of a number of geographical objects within the borders of the historical Gugark province of Armenia, including Loriget and the Lori plateau.
Within the framework of the two-day tour to Lori organized by the Positive Day Tour , we will visit
The domed basilica church of Odzun is located in the center of the village, visible from almost all corners of the village. The inscriptions of the church do not give any information about the date of the foundation of the church. But architectural and artistic analyzes show that it was built in the 6th century.