- Hiking / Trekking
- Place or Religious Monument
- Place or Historical Monument
I passed through Ashtarak and didn't find anything particularly interesting about the town, although it is very pleasant. Ashtarak is a rural town with some old buildings, like a 16th century bridge and some beautiful 19th century houses. Ashtarak is interesting for other things - mostly because it is centrally placed for the numerous monasteries hiding in the region, such as the unmissable 7th century Karmravor church or 6th century Tsiranavor.
So altogether I don't recommend staying in Ashtarak, especially as the town is only 15 kilometres from the capital Yerevan, and you could easily visit it in a day , including visiting the surrounding monasteries, if you want a good trip into rural Armenia.