Shida Kartli Region

Shida Kartli Region

 

In many ways Shida Kartli is Georgia's heartland, filled with hidden valleys and secret treasures. Spreadind out across both sides of Mtkvari valley, Shida Kartli lies at the foothills of Greater Caucasus and the forestered Trialeti Range, offering visitors adiverse range of cultural, educational, and archaeological tours, including walking tours to one of the main tourist attractions of the region.

May 11, 2015
Shida Kartli Region

Uplistsikhe(Castle of god)

 

Uplisthikhe, one of the most significant tourist atractions in Shida Kartliis an ancient cave town, dating back to the 1st millennium BC. It's where the foreman of Shida Kartli lived which is how the town got its name which means 'the Lord's fortess'. In  4th-3rd centuries BC the setllement grew into an important strategic town, with two parts: the 'inner' town, located in the caves wich were used as shelter during invasions, and the outer town where setllements were located around the caves.

 

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