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The monastic complex is another endeavor of Armenian great architects. It stands on the hill overlooking Vorotan gorge. Vorotnavank is between Vaghatin and Vorotan villages in the Syunik region. It was built in 1000 by Queen Shahandukht.
The monastery has had workshops, stores, a seminary, resort, cemetery, and an alms-house. It has been and is surrounded by high walls for defensive purposes against foreign invasions. During the long history, the monastery has been destroyed and undergone many invasions and plunder. But it continues to welcome visitors and admire them with its beauty.