Uplistsikhe is a fascinating and an enormous cave city, 10km east of Gori. on the north side of the Mtkvari River.

Between the 6th century BC and the 1st century AD, Uplistsikhe became a very important political and religious centre.

Archaeologists have unearthed numerous temples and findings relating to a sun goddess, worshipped prior to the arrival of Christianity. When Christianity arrived in Georgia, the city lost importance in favor of the new centers of Christian culture, most notably Mtskheta and Tbilisi. Nevertheless, life continued in Uplistsikhe, Christian structures have been built, and for a short time, Christianity and the old faith coexisted in the city. (Source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/uplistsikhe-cave-town)

Zhinvali Reservoir:

Dried fruit treats:


Sataplia Nature Reserve, Gelati and Bagrati


Mount Kazbek and the Caucasus Mountains


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