The giant platan of Artsakh - Tnjri has celebrated its second millennium long time ago. It is located 37 km north of Stepanakert, near the village Shotorashen.
The giant platan of Artsakh - Tnjri has celebrated its second millennium long time ago. It is located 37 km north of Stepanakert, near the village Shotorashen. The sycamore is 54 meters high, the radius is 27 meters. Dozens of people can easily fit inside its trunk. Tnjri is one of the largest trees in the world. Platan is larger by its size than the trees located on the Kos island in the Aegean Sea and trees growing in Ashkhabat in the Piruze gorge.
The tree was issued for the first time a passport in 1900. At that time there was a guard who looked after the eternal Tnjri. During the Soviet period Tnjri also received a passport as the oldest and the tallest tree growing on the territory of the USSR. According to the historical data, such outstanding people as the creator of the Armenian alphabet - Mesrop Mashtots (5th century), the first Armenian historian - Movses Khorenatsi, the Armenian writer and poet – Sayat-Nova (18th c.), the Armenian historian Leo (19th century) rested in the shadow of Tnjri.
The tree is a place of pilgrimage not only for the inhabitants of Artsakh, but also for the Armenian and foreign tourists around the world. A cold spring flows under the tree and nurtured the giant platan, was quenched thirst of the workers and activated the grind mill.
Numerous historical and cultural monuments have been preserved around the Tnjri. The most important of them are the early medieval temple, the ruins of the old cemetery and numerous khachkars.
The territory of the platan tree "Tnjri" was declared as a state tourist destination, where food services are provided in the summer season.
The appearance of the tree shows that it passed through the centuries of trials. Lightning, burnt candles inside the tree and many other things had their influence on the current state of the tree, despite all this, Tnjri stands and ready to receive new guests and hide them under its shadow.