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Kvabitshevi church,Borjomi -Kharagauli National park
Georgia
One of the most ancient and interesting buildings in the Borjomi valley is the Kvabiskhevi Church of Assumption. It is a three-aisle basilica built in the VIII-IX centuries, and its wall painting is dated from XII-XIII centuries. The fresco depict a man and a woman in luxurious clothing. The inscription made in the ancient Georgian script reads “Shotai and Iai”. The man is a great Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli, and the woman is his mother. The church is located in the historic Meskheti. Scientists believe that it was the native region of Rustaveli. According to the legend, the poet’s aunt was married in the Kvabiskhevi gorge and he got his education in this place. Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park is located in central part of Georgia and creates eastern part of lesser Caucasus Mountains. The total area amounts to 85,083 ha, which is more than 1% of the territory of Georgia. Borjomi-Kharagauli Protected Areas includes 6 districts - Borjomi, Kharaguli, Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Xashuri and Baghdadi. Administrative and visitors centers of the national park are located in Borjomi and Kharagauli. The park administration manages 4 various types of protected areas – Borjomi Nature Reserve, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Nedzvi Managed Reserve and Goderdzi fossil forest Natural Monument. Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park tourist route network allows hiking for one or several days. Tourist route network is up to 400-2,642 meters. Paths are marked and well-arranged. Tourist shelters, picnic spots and camping sites are arranged along the routes. Sites for setting up a fire are also allocated. National park offers hiking, horse riding, biking, snow shoes, cultural and educational tours. The routes function throughout the year. The National Park visitors’ center will help you in organizing guide, horse or local transport. How to get to the protected area ? Before visiting Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park it is recommended to check-in at visitor centre. Registration is required not only to define visitor statistics but also to ensure the safety of visitors, because in this case the administration is aware of presence of a group of visitors. In addition visitor can observe the exhibition hall for free, get visitor service and hire necessary tourist equipment.
Copyright: Greg Z
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Taken: 15/09/2018
Uploaded: 15/09/2018
Updated: 06/01/2019
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Tags: kvabiskhevi; borjomi; borjomi-kharagauli; national park; georgia; gri51
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