Sights in GeorgiaEdit This
This article examines Georgia from the point of view of a tourist, pointing out some of the more famous Georgia sights. Georgia is a country in Eastern Europe which has a population of just over four million people. It regained its independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s.Shatili
Shatili is situated in Upper Khevsureti. It is a highland village located within a gorge. It is remarkable for its medieval stone buildings which operated historically both as a place of residence for citizens of this time and also to provide defense solutions for the region. Many of the towers and houses have remained in very good condition.Vardzia
Tourists can discover an ancient cave city. It is located toward the south of the country and the crude structures have been carved into Erusheli Mountain. It was probably built in the 12th century and has an impressive size. Designed to accommodate monks of the time, the civilization included a church and was originally built inside the mountain. Access was only available through tunnels. Because of an earthquake which occurred many years ago, a part of the mountain was destroyed and the city became exposed. While this destroyed parts of the settlement, they were later reinforced, meaning that the buildings are still recognizable.Borjomi – Kharagauli National Park
Georgia is covered by a large amount of forest, protected areas, nature reserves and national parks. Borjomi – Kharagauli National Park is the largest in the country and also in Europe. It contains a broad ecosystem and contains many different species of plants and flowers as well as a large number of interesting animals. This particular park is home to different species of wolves, bears, goats and deer.Ikalto Academy
The academy contains the ruins of a group of monastery buildings which are believed to date back to around about the 8th or 9th century. Over the course of history, the academy has been home to significant Georgian inhabitants who have studied in these buildings. These include notable poets and philosophers.Dadiani Palace
The name Dadiani refers to an important Georgian family, which ruled over much of the West of Georgia. They were especially powerful during the 13th century. The stone building is large, has been well-preserved, and is a good example of that period of architecture. Despite abdications and constant fighting over Georgian territory, it remained in Dadiani hands until the 19th century.