Hin Khot is an abandoned village near the picturesque Vorotan Gorge has been dubbed the Armenian Machu Picchu. And although it has not yet become a popular tourist destination, interest in it is growing.
Ancient settlements in these places have existed since the second millennium B.C. Today, in the ancient village of Khot (translated as "grass"), you can see houses built in a complex relief, literally on top of each other: the roof of one house can serve as a terrace for another. A simple walk up the narrow lanes of the abandoned village gives an idea of the physical fitness of the locals. It is said that the people of Khin Khot were seldom ill and lived long lives.
In 1960, it was decided to move the village to a new site, where all the necessary infrastructure had been built. It was easier to organize the move than to rebuild an ancient settlement on problematic terrain. However, the villagers have not forgotten the village — they often come to pick mulberries, visit the abandoned chapel and remember their ancestors.