Another striking landmark of the Ararat Valley is the Sardarapat Memorial
(25 kilometres from Echmiadzin).
The entrance is flanked by huge winged oxen made of red tuff. A flight of steps leads to a square from which a 35-metre-high bell tower rises. The beautiful trellis structure with its nine bells can be seen from afar. The bells ring every year on the day of the historic victory. A lane of eagles, symbolizing the spirit of the fearless fightingmen, leads to a curved Wall of Victory (length — 55 metres, height — 7 metres) with scenes of the battle, and the figure of a woman with a child — a symbol of revival.