In 2008, tourists from dozens of countries of the world visited the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
According to the data by the NKR MFA Consular Service, most of them are the citizens of the USA, France, Canada, Russia, Iran and Great Britain. As compared with 2007, the number of tourists increased approximately by 15%. The geography of the visitors to the NKR keeps on expanding. Tourists from Pakistan, Singapore and Somali visited Nagorno Karabakh for the first time this year.
Besides ethnic Armenians, people of various nationalities, in particular the youth, visit the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. The most visited places are the historical-architectural monuments and monastic complexes: Amaras (4-19c.), Dadivank (4-13c.), Gandzasar (13c.), etc.
In 2008, about 70 journalists from 25 countries and a dozen of film crews visited Nagorno Karabakh to prepare reportages on various spheres of life of the NKR.