Zapatistas, Mexico

Vardzia Cave Monastery

Historical site:Vardzia Cave Monastery
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Map:

The Historical Site

    What should we know?

    Name in local script:ვარძიის გამოქვაბული მონასტერი
    Also known as:Vardzia Cave City, Vardzia, vardziis gamokvabuli monast’eri
     
    Environment type:cave, hill, mountain, river
    Location type:rural, village

    What can we see or do there?

    Attractions:
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    Services:restaurants, toilets
    Shops:souvenirs
     
    Animals:
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    How much will it cost us?

    Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
     
    Ticket type:Cost:
    adultGEL7
    studentGEL1
     
    Extras:Average Cost:
    guideGEL25

    How long should it take us?

    Average time taken:1 hour, 10 minutes
     
    Day:Opens:Closes:
    every day10am6pm
     
    High season:July, August
    Low season:January, February

      How can we get in contact?

      Email:
      Website:
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      Telephone:595 642 346, 0800 800 909
       
      Language(s):Georgian
      Timezone:UTC+04:00
      Country calling code:+995

      How can we get there?

        Coordinates:
        Geographical feature:Erusheti Mountain, Mtkvari River
         
        Transportation type:
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        What are the numbers and averages?

        Altitude:1,532m
        Size:
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        Top Descriptions

        Carved out of Erusheti Mountain and overlooking the Kura River, Vardzia is a 12th century cave monastery that has stood the test of time. Up to 19-storeys of caves are built into the cliff face, some of which have maintained interesting features for the casual visitor such as wine cellars and wall paintings. The centrepiece is the Church of the Dormition, which is still used as a place of worship by locals today. Most of the other caves are unfortunately now rather bare though.
         
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        Top Tips

        It’s not too easy to reach this site on public transport, so consider visiting here on the . There are some marshrutkas daily from however, should you be on a tight budget.
        You might want to bring a torch for some of the caves as these can be quite dark. Wear some decent footwear too, and expect to have to navigate some smallish tunnels – and watch your head.
        Audio guides are available (use your ID as a deposit), though these can be a little overly detailed for what is essentially an empty cave. There are a couple of caves with decent wall paintings, but these are locked, and unfortunately only the guides for GEL25 have the keys.
        If you visit in the off season (winter), don’t expect the restaurant or souvenir shop to be open. There is not really any other food in the area either.
         
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        Reviews & Amenities

          1
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          1
          Awe
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          Creativity
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          Age
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          Amount of replicas
          1
          Historical interest
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          Historical significance
          0
          Historical uncertainty
          1
          Need for background knowledge
          1
          Preservation
          1
          Restoration
          1
          English information
          1
          Multilingual information
          1
          Need for English
          1
          Need for Georgian
          1
          Amount
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          Friendliness
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          Response time (online)
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          Intensity
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          Amount
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          Captivation
          1
          Entertainment
          1
          General costs
          1
          Recommendation
          1
          Safety
          1
          Value for money
          1
          Ability to explore
          1
          Beggars
          1
          Hassle
          1
          Hawkers
          1
          Insects
          1
          Mosquitoes
          1
          Price inflation
          1
          Unwanted attention
          0
          Authenticity
          1
          Awe
          0
          Evocativeness
          1
          Memorability
          1
          Need for maintenance
          1
          Quality
          2
          Recommendation
          1
          Returnability
          1
          Backpackers
          1
          Congestion
          1
          Popularity
          0
          Tour groups
          1
          Tourists
          1
          Air quality
          1
          Altitude
          1
          Human factor
          1
          Peacefulness
          1
          Pollution
          1
          Variation in terrain
          1
          Variation in topography
          1
          Awe
          1
          Beauty
          1
          Panorama
          1
          Changeability
          0
          Drought
          0
          Flood
          1
          Humidity
          1
          Rain
          1
          Snow
          1
          Temperature
          1
          Wind
          1
          Birdlife (viewing)
          1
          Wildlife (viewing)
          1
          Accessibility (car)
          0
          Accessibility (disabled)
          1
          Accessibility (foot)
          1
          Accessibility (public transport)
          1
          Disorientation factor
          1
          Footpaths
          0
          Signs
          1
          Trails
          0
          Discounts
          0
          Foreigner pricing
          0
          Haggle factor
          0
          Hidden costs
          1
          Ticket costs
          0
          Tipping factor
          1
          Value for money
          1
          Avalanches
          1
          Danger (humans)
          1
          Danger (land animals)
          1
          Dengue
          1
          Landslides
          1
          Malaria
          1
          Robbery
          1
          Wild dogs
          0
          Amount
          0
          Captivation
          0
          Multilingual
          0
          Quality
          1
          Early start
          1
          Equipment (hiking)
          1
          Equipment (weatherproof)
          1
          Flashlights
          1
          Guides
          1
          Previous knowledge
          1
          Reservations
          1
          Snacks
          1
          Sun protection
          0
          Access to cash machines
          0
          By card (credit)
          0
          By card (debit)
          0
          In foreign currency
          0
          In local currency
          0
          Ability to record
          1
          Ability to take photos
          0
          Ability to use flash
          0
          Fees
          1
          Photogenic factor
          1
          Distance to hospital
          1
          Safety
          1
          Security
          1
          Cleanliness
          1
          Maintenance
          1
          Time needed
          1
          Walking time

          Vardzia Cave Monastery Forum

          Zapatistas, Mexico

          Rabati Castle (Akhaltsikhe)

          Historical complex:Rabati Castle
          Location: > >
          Map:

          The Historical Complex

            What should we know?

            Name in local script:რაბათის ციხე
            Also known as:Lomisa Castle, rabatis tsikhe
             
            Environment type:hill, mountain
            Location type:city, rural, urban

            What can we see or do there?

            Attractions:
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            Services:restaurants, toilets
            Shops:souvenirs
             
            Animals:
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            Birds:
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            How much will it cost us?

            Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
             
            Ticket type:Cost:
            adultGEL6
            studentGEL3
             
            Extras:Average Cost:
            guide (Georgian)GEL10
            guide (foreign)GEL20

            How long should it take us?

            Average time taken:40 minutes
             
            Day:Opens:Closes:
            every day9am6pm
             
            High season:July, August
            Low season:January, February

              How can we get in contact?

              Email:
              Website:
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              Telephone:365 225 028, 0800 800 909
               
              Language(s):English, Georgian
              Timezone:UTC+04:00
              Country calling code:+995

              How can we get there?

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                The Directions

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                What are the numbers and averages?

                Altitude:1,002m
                Size:70,000 m2

                Top Descriptions

                First built in the 9th century, Rabati Castle stands proudly on a hill in the middle of city. A somewhat odd mix of old and new (and of Christianity and Islam) this recently renovated site makes for a leisurely way to spend an hour or so. Don’t expect to find too much detail on the inside, though this site does offer a few good facilities such as restaurants, tourist information, and even a hotel.
                 
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                Top Tips

                Consider visiting here on the .
                This site offers very good views of from a variety of walls and towers, many of which can be climbed and explored.
                Watch out for the dogs that hang out around here as they can become a little too excitable (and bitey).
                If you’re visiting in the off season, bring ample clothing as it can get quite chilly here – especially in the morning.
                 
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                Reviews & Amenities

                  1
                  Architectural interest
                  1
                  Awe
                  1
                  Creativity
                  1
                  Decoration
                  1
                  Age
                  0
                  Amount of replicas
                  1
                  Historical interest
                  0
                  Historical significance
                  0
                  Historical uncertainty
                  1
                  Need for background knowledge
                  1
                  Preservation
                  1
                  Restoration
                  1
                  English information
                  1
                  Multilingual information
                  1
                  Need for English
                  1
                  Need for Georgian
                  1
                  Amount
                  1
                  Friendliness
                  0
                  Contactability
                  0
                  Quality
                  0
                  Response time (online)
                  0
                  Response time (phone)
                  1
                  Altitude
                  1
                  Ascent
                  1
                  Descent
                  1
                  Experience needed
                  1
                  Intensity
                  1
                  Amount
                  1
                  Captivation
                  1
                  Entertainment
                  1
                  General costs
                  1
                  Recommendation
                  1
                  Safety
                  1
                  Value for money
                  1
                  Ability to explore
                  1
                  Beggars
                  1
                  Hassle
                  1
                  Hawkers
                  1
                  Insects
                  1
                  Mosquitoes
                  1
                  Price inflation
                  1
                  Unwanted attention
                  0
                  Authenticity
                  1
                  Awe
                  0
                  Evocativeness
                  1
                  Memorability
                  1
                  Need for maintenance
                  1
                  Quality
                  1
                  Recommendation
                  1
                  Returnability
                  1
                  Backpackers
                  1
                  Congestion
                  1
                  Popularity
                  0
                  Tour groups
                  1
                  Tourists
                  1
                  Air quality
                  1
                  Altitude
                  1
                  Human factor
                  1
                  Peacefulness
                  1
                  Pollution
                  1
                  Variation in terrain
                  1
                  Variation in topography
                  1
                  Awe
                  1
                  Beauty
                  1
                  Panorama
                  1
                  Changeability
                  0
                  Drought
                  0
                  Flood
                  1
                  Humidity
                  1
                  Rain
                  1
                  Snow
                  1
                  Temperature
                  1
                  Wind
                  1
                  Birdlife (viewing)
                  1
                  Wildlife (viewing)
                  1
                  Accessibility (car)
                  0
                  Accessibility (disabled)
                  1
                  Accessibility (foot)
                  1
                  Accessibility (public transport)
                  1
                  Disorientation factor
                  1
                  Footpaths
                  0
                  Signs
                  1
                  Trails
                  0
                  Discounts
                  0
                  Foreigner pricing
                  0
                  Haggle factor
                  0
                  Hidden costs
                  1
                  Ticket costs
                  0
                  Tipping factor
                  1
                  Value for money
                  1
                  Avalanches
                  1
                  Danger (humans)
                  1
                  Danger (land animals)
                  1
                  Dengue
                  1
                  Landslides
                  1
                  Malaria
                  1
                  Robbery
                  1
                  Wild dogs
                  0
                  Amount
                  0
                  Captivation
                  0
                  Multilingual
                  0
                  Quality
                  1
                  Early start
                  1
                  Equipment (hiking)
                  1
                  Equipment (weatherproof)
                  1
                  Flashlights
                  1
                  Guides
                  1
                  Previous knowledge
                  1
                  Reservations
                  1
                  Snacks
                  1
                  Sun protection
                  0
                  Access to cash machines
                  0
                  By card (credit)
                  0
                  By card (debit)
                  0
                  In foreign currency
                  0
                  In local currency
                  0
                  Ability to record
                  1
                  Ability to take photos
                  0
                  Ability to use flash
                  0
                  Fees
                  1
                  Photogenic factor
                  1
                  Distance to hospital
                  1
                  Safety
                  1
                  Security
                  1
                  Cleanliness
                  1
                  Maintenance
                  1
                  Time needed
                  1
                  Walking time

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                  Zapatistas, Mexico

                  Khertvisi Fortress

                  Fortress:Khertvisi Fortress
                  Location: > > > Khertvisi
                  Map:

                  The Fortress

                    What should we know?

                    Name in local script:ხერთვისის ციხე
                    Also known as:khertvisis tsikhe
                     
                    Environment type:cliff, mountain
                    Location type:rural, village

                    What can we see or do there?

                    Attractions:
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                    Events:
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                    Services:toilets
                    Shops:
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                    Animals:
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                    Birds:dogs

                    How much will it cost us?

                    Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
                     
                    Ticket type:Cost:
                    N/AFREE
                     
                    Extras:Average Cost:
                    GEL150

                    How long should it take us?

                    Average time taken:20 minutes
                     
                    Day:Opens:Closes:
                    every day
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                    High season:
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                    Low season:
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                      How can we get in contact?

                      Email:
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                      Website:
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                      Telephone:
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                      Language(s):Georgian
                      Timezone:UTC+04:00
                      Country calling code:+995

                      How can we get there?

                        Coordinates:
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                        Transportation type:
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                        Route number:
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                        Nearest stop:
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                        The Directions

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                        What are the numbers and averages?

                        Altitude:1,126m
                        Size:
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                        Top Descriptions

                        First built in the 2nd century and later added to, Khertvisi Fortress is an impressive site on the main road between and . Set dramatically above the Mtkvari River and surrounded by mountains (many of which are snowy in the winter), this is a worthwhile stop if only to snap a few photos.
                         
                        If you’ve written a description for Khertvisi Fortress you’d like to share with the community, send it to [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

                        Top Tips

                        Consider visiting here on the .
                        There are almost no facilities available at this site (as of January 2018), though a good deal of construction work going on suggests that soon there might very well be.
                        Watch out for the dogs that hang out around here. They may be friendly and guide you up through the ruins, but they can also be quite excitable too.
                         
                        If you have a tip about Khertvisi Fortress and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

                        Reviews & Amenities

                          1
                          Architectural interest
                          1
                          Awe
                          1
                          Creativity
                          1
                          Decoration
                          1
                          Age
                          0
                          Amount of replicas
                          1
                          Historical interest
                          0
                          Historical significance
                          0
                          Historical uncertainty
                          1
                          Need for background knowledge
                          1
                          Preservation
                          0
                          Restoration
                          1
                          English information
                          0
                          Multilingual information
                          1
                          Need for English
                          1
                          Need for Georgian
                          1
                          Amount
                          1
                          Friendliness
                          0
                          Contactability
                          0
                          Quality
                          0
                          Response time (online)
                          0
                          Response time (phone)
                          1
                          Altitude
                          1
                          Ascent
                          1
                          Descent
                          1
                          Experience needed
                          1
                          Intensity
                          1
                          Amount
                          1
                          Captivation
                          1
                          Entertainment
                          1
                          General costs
                          1
                          Recommendation
                          1
                          Safety
                          1
                          Value for money
                          1
                          Ability to explore
                          1
                          Beggars
                          1
                          Hassle
                          1
                          Hawkers
                          1
                          Insects
                          1
                          Mosquitoes
                          1
                          Price inflation
                          1
                          Unwanted attention
                          1
                          Authenticity
                          1
                          Awe
                          1
                          Evocativeness
                          1
                          Memorability
                          1
                          Need for maintenance
                          1
                          Quality
                          2
                          Recommendation
                          1
                          Returnability
                          1
                          Backpackers
                          1
                          Congestion
                          1
                          Popularity
                          0
                          Tour groups
                          1
                          Tourists
                          1
                          Air quality
                          1
                          Altitude
                          1
                          Human factor
                          1
                          Peacefulness
                          1
                          Pollution
                          1
                          Variation in terrain
                          1
                          Variation in topography
                          1
                          Awe
                          1
                          Beauty
                          1
                          Panorama
                          1
                          Changeability
                          0
                          Drought
                          0
                          Flood
                          1
                          Humidity
                          1
                          Rain
                          1
                          Snow
                          1
                          Temperature
                          1
                          Wind
                          1
                          Birdlife (viewing)
                          1
                          Wildlife (viewing)
                          1
                          Accessibility (car)
                          0
                          Accessibility (disabled)
                          1
                          Accessibility (foot)
                          1
                          Accessibility (public transport)
                          1
                          Disorientation factor
                          1
                          Footpaths
                          0
                          Signs
                          1
                          Trails
                          0
                          Discounts
                          0
                          Foreigner pricing
                          0
                          Haggle factor
                          0
                          Hidden costs
                          1
                          Ticket costs
                          0
                          Tipping factor
                          1
                          Value for money
                          1
                          Avalanches
                          1
                          Danger (humans)
                          1
                          Danger (land animals)
                          1
                          Dengue
                          1
                          Landslides
                          1
                          Malaria
                          1
                          Robbery
                          1
                          Wild dogs
                          0
                          Amount
                          0
                          Captivation
                          0
                          Multilingual
                          0
                          Quality
                          1
                          Early start
                          1
                          Equipment (hiking)
                          1
                          Equipment (weatherproof)
                          1
                          Flashlights
                          1
                          Guides
                          1
                          Previous knowledge
                          1
                          Reservations
                          1
                          Snacks
                          1
                          Sun protection
                          0
                          Access to cash machines
                          0
                          By card (credit)
                          0
                          By card (debit)
                          0
                          In foreign currency
                          0
                          In local currency
                          0
                          Ability to record
                          1
                          Ability to take photos
                          0
                          Ability to use flash
                          0
                          Fees
                          1
                          Photogenic factor
                          1
                          Distance to hospital
                          1
                          Safety
                          1
                          Security
                          1
                          Cleanliness
                          1
                          Maintenance
                          1
                          Time needed
                          1
                          Walking time

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