Peaceful Kozhaya and the first printing press in the Midde East
Aarbet Qouzhaiya Travel Blog› entry 16 of 20 › view all entries
Stomachs full, we were off to Kozhaya monastery. The geography changed quite a bit. The snow was gone and we were now in a greener area with a narrow valley. The monastary clings to the side of a mountain with breathtaking valley views. This had to be a fantastic place for reflection as it was so very peaceful. The only sounds are from nature.
First we entered a cave chapel that had lots of pots in it. The tradition is for women to come to the chapel to ask for a child. If they have a child they bring back a pot as a thank you for the gift. There were some very old pots and even some new ones. From the cave we went to a church carved into the side of the mountain. Much of the natural form had been left, but they flattened areas and to reduce the echo.
We all piled back into the bus and we headed back to