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Bakuriani – for Medical and Eco-tourism lovers

bakuriani 006Author Amalia Ambarcumiani

reporter Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Bakuriani is one of the winter resorts in Georgia. Winter months are snowy. Sometimes it snows from December to March. The history of Bakuriani starts from Borjomi. Borjomi mineral water became popular in XIX century for its medical features. In 1890 Industrial bottling of “Borjomi” started. In 1898-1901 Borjomi-Bakuriani a narrow railroad was built. Bakuriani is built up by the lava flows from the Mukheri volcano. The region around Bakuriani is covered with coniferous forests. In 1902-1910 a Botanical garden was built on Kokhta Gora slope under the direction of Rolov and Phomin. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Ecotourism, Medical Tourism

 

Georgian National Tourism Administration will take a part in the tourism exhibition in Turkey

darialis xeobaOn January 24-27 Georgian National Tourism Administration is taking a part in the tourism exhibition EMITT (East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition) in Istanbul, Turkey. Georgian National Tourism Administration will be presented with its own stand. The exhibition has been held for 17 years and it is the biggest in the region. 60 countries and 130 000 visitors visit the exhibition every year.

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Posted by on January 23, 2013 in news

 
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Tusheti – Parsma

farsma 017Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

According to archival records, Parsma is a central village of Pirikita community. Parsma ruins are situated in Tusheti, in hostorica Piriqita (Aghma) community. The village is 40km away from village Omalo, on the left bank of Alazani. The tower (Tsverianitsikhe) is built by Kist father-son from Bauli. Kist often helped with building towers in peaceful time. There is icon of St. Teodore in Parsma, a cult of the monument in the south-east of Parsma. It was built late middle ages. The tower is rectangular (5.3X4.8m), built dry with slates. It is damaged and needs restoration. At Quchu mountain pass you will meat stones, thrown down by Murtazi. He was thought to be a leader of the community and the stones were probably thrown down by his army. The stones are called “Jarisqvanagrovebi” (stones collected by the army).

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

Tusheti – Dochu

doWu 001Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Dochu is a village in Tusheti. It used to be uninhabited village not too long ago. According to the data of 2002, the village had only one inhabitant. Though, when we visited the village, there were a few families. Fortunately they had started restoration-reconstruction of their dwelling. They had also started reconstruction of the foundation. In the centre of the village there was a guest house for tourists. We advised strayed Jewish tourists, we met on the way, to stay overnight there.
Dochu is located on 2050m above sea level, on the south slope of watershed (Makratela) Tusheti Alazani and Priqiti Alazani. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

Tusheti-Diklo

diklo 003Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Diklo is located near Omalo, in Tusheti. A few families live there in summer. There you will have a great view of a rocky pine forest, where some endangered animals – Ounce and Wild Goat -are dwelling. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

Tusheti protected areas

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Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Tusheti, with its snowy peaks, open mountains, unique pine forests and deep rivers, with its old villages and castles, has always attracted visitors. Today a lot of tourists visit the place from Georgia and from abroad, either. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

On the way to Tusheti

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Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Tusheti, one of the most beautiful regions, is located in the North-East part of Georgia. It is known with its unique pines, alpine and sub-alpine meadows, untouchable Dekiani shrubs, glacier and goats. The fauna and flora of Tusheti is notable for its specific diversity and with its natural and biodiversity it is one of the most important regions not only in Georgia, but throughout the Caucasus. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

From Gori fortress to The Joseph Stalin Museum

goris cixe 004 Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Gori is situated in the heart of Kartli. Since ancient times it has been located on the principal highway connecting eastern and western parts of Georgia. It also connected highways on the bank of the river Didi Liakhvi and Patara Liakhvi from northern part of Georgia and from south the highway was on the bank of the river Mejuda, which lied in Tana gorge. Gori is a mountainous place. The town and the fortress are on a rocky hill. Highways are seen well from here and the enemy always had difficulties to enter the town in secret. The fortress controlled major strategic and economic routes and accommodated a large garrison. Invasion of the fortress meant political domination on Shida Kartli. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Ecotourism