Tavoush marz (region) is situated in the north of the country. Rocky hillsides and flat peaks are typical. Dense forests contain over one hundred different types of tree. Fauna is also rich in Tavoush , with over 240 species of birds and an assortment of wildlife from bears to foxes.The region is rich with mountainous springs, small rivers, lakes, mineral waters. The larger rivers of Aghstev, Voskepar, Khachoum, Tavoush, and Khndzorout are flow through the region.. The medieval settlements, fortresses and monasteries prove that the valley was densely populated in the early middle ages.
Here is a monastery complexes of Goshavank (XII-XIII cc.), Haghartsin (XI-XIII cc.), Makaravank (XI-XIII cc.), Voskepar (VI-VII cc.), Mshavank (XIIc.), Nor Varagavank (XII-XIII cc.), Khoranaghat (XIII c.) The marz center is Ijevan, inhabited since the II-I millennium BC. In more recent years Ijevan has been noted as an industrial center and famous for its craftsmanship, particularly carpets. Ijevan is also popular as a resort. The town of Dilijan is particularly famous as a health resort and cultural center, has several resorts and hotels where pulmonary, gastrointestinal, abdominal, liver and other diseases can be treated. There are nearly twenty mineral springs in close proximity to Ijevan and Dilijan, and the annual production of mineral water from Dilijan is around 15-20 million bottles.