Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver
Single Topic Conference
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3-6 October 2015 Yerevan, Armenia
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Republic Square

The heart of Yerevan, Republic Square, where the Post Office, Government building, Ministries, National Gallery and History Museum are located. In the center of square there are singing fountains,the most beautiful fountains in the world. Every day at 21:00 there is a free show with dancing and colorful fountains for all visitors of Armenia.

Etchmiadzin Cathedral

Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church,located in the city of Vagharshapat, Armenia. According to most scholars, it was the first cathedral (but not the first church) built in ancient Armenia, and is considered theoldest cathedral in the world. The original church was built in the early fourth century between 301 and 303 according to tradition—by Armenia's patron saint Gregory the Illuminator, following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion by KingTiridates III. It replaced a preexisting temple, symbolizing the conversion from paganism to Christianity. Etchmiatsin is the seat of Catholicos, the supreme head of Armenian Church.

Matenadaran The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Mesrop Mashtots'i anvan hin dzeragreri institut), commonly referred to as the Matenadaran (Armenian: About this sound, is a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum in Yerevan, Armenia. It holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including history, philosophy, medicine, literature, art history and cosmography in Armenian and many other languages. The Matenadaran was designed by architect Mark Grigoryan. The Matenadaran is in possession of a collection of nearly 17,000 manuscripts and 30,000 other documents which cover a wide array of subjects such as historiography, geography, philosophy, grammar, art history, medicine and science.

Erebuni Town – Fortress
Erebuni is a must for archaeology buffs. The excavations revealed the extensive hilltop citadel that was the foundation of Yerevan, even before Rome. There are a few rooms which have been rebuilt and painted to show how things would have looked back in the day, and now those rooms have aged so much some visitors assume they're original! The museum below has a beautiful collection of artifacts. Old bronze, stone, ceramic and glass treasures found on the site.

Opera building with Freedom Square
Opera Building was officially opened on 20 January 1933. The building was designed by the Armenian architect Alexander Tamanian who was also the main architect of Yerevan. The building consists of two concert halls: Aram Khatchaturian concert hall and the hall of the Alexander Spendiarian Opera and Ballet National Theatre.

Lake Sevan
Lake Sevan& is the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world. Lake Sevan is situated in the central part of the Republic of Armenia, in the Gegharkunik Province, at the altitude of 1,900m (6,200ft) above sea level. The total surface area of its basin is about 5,000km2 (1,900sq mi), the lake itself is 940km2, and the volume is 34.0 billion m3. It is fed by 28 rivers and streams. Along with Lake Van and Lake Urmia, Sevan was considered one of the three great lakes of the historical Armenian Kingdom, collectively referred to as the 'Seas of Armenia'; it is the only one within the boundaries of today's Republic of Armenia. The Sevan peninsula (formerly an island) is home to a medieval monastery.