Bjni is a village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia, not far from Yerevan. It is situated in a valley between canyon walls and a small river. Bjni is distinguished with its mineral waters and historical monuments.
Bjni is the also famous for other sights. The largest of the churches is Surb Astvatsatsin, which sits within the village just west of the mesa.The Church of Saint Astvatsatsin was built by Gregory Magistros, Armenian linguist and scholar. He constructed the church in 1031.To the south of the church there is a vaulted chapel dating to the 13th century. There is a huge khachkar (cross-stone) in the niche of the chapel’s western wall.
Various popular masters of stone-carving used to work in Bjni and it is seen by the number of precious khatchkars found at the eastern wall of the church.
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