Jermuk (Armenian Ջերմուկ) - resort city in Armenia Vayots Dzor). Situated on the river Arpa above Kechutskogo reservoir on the plateau to the west of Zangezur range. Distance to Yerevan - 175 km. Jermuk - spa and climatic mountain resort. In Soviet times the city was a popular holiday destination, famous hot spring. The city is famous mineral table water . Jermuk also boasts a waterfall and a swimming pool with mineral-rich water. Currently, the city rebuilt to once again make the city a center of tourism. Near the town is a medieval cave complexes. A well-known ambassador and politician Armenia Yisrael Orie, who lived in the XVII century, was born in Jermuk. That is why in Jermuk Orie vozdvinuli monument. From 8 to 24 August 2009 in Jermuk held the fifth stage of the FIDE Grand Prix chess memory of Tigran Petrosian.