Khosrov reserve was established in 1958 to cover one of two forests that due to Armenian historian of V C Movses Khorenatsy, were planted in III C during the reign of king Khosrov II Kodak (Short) for royal hunt at Ararat Valley. The summer residence of Armenian Kings was situated here at Azat River canyon edge, providing one of the most picturesque views to observer. Nowadays the major part of the Preserve is located in the area of Geghama Mountain ridge. The importance of conserving the Khosrov Forest is unquestionable, and aside from being an important site for scientific research, the Reserve also serves as the "lungs" for the city of Yerevan and prevents many of rivers running through central Armenia from decimation. The importance of the Khosrov Forest extends beyond the local margins and plays a significant role in the entire ecology of the region. It is the only Caucasian reserve with such diversity of climatic areas and plant types. Khosrov reserve includes numerous natural attractionsand historical monuments: the huge "rock organs", mysterious caves, shadycanyons and alpine meadows, ancient oaks and unique flowers. The pearl of medieval architecture - cave monastery of Geghard (Spearhead in Armenian) is also situated here. The acoustics of church hall, where Spearhead of Golgotha was kept for centuries, can impress the most demanding audience and are perfect for classical music recordings.