Mtskheta Fortress

Fortress:Mtskheta Fortress
Location: > > > Khertvisi
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The Fortress

What should we know?

Name in local script:მცხეთის ციხე
Also known as:Armaztsikhe, Bebristsikhe, mtskhetis tsikhe
 
Environment type:cliff, mountain, river
Location type:rural, town

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Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
 
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:15 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
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Language(s):Georgian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Aragvi River, High Caucasus
 
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Altitude:800m+
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Top Descriptions

This ruined fortress is about a 15-minute walk beyond the in . Overlooking the Aragvi River, and with views of the High Caucasus in the backdrop, most visit here for the viewpoint and not for the shell of this once grand fortress. Nevertheless, what remains intact is certainly worth visiting, if only briefly.
 
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Top Tips

There are no facilities or services here.
Expect to find evidence that local youths play (and perhaps sleep) here.
Consider visiting the pretty at the same time, as you’ll no doubt pass it along the way.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

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Architectural interest
1
Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
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Age
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Amount of replicas
1
Historical interest
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Historical significance
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Historical uncertainty
0
Need for background knowledge
1
Preservation
0
Restoration
1
English information
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Multilingual information
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Need for English
1
Need for Georgian
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Amount
1
Friendliness
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Contactability
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Quality
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Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
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Altitude
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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
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
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Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
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Variation in topography
1
Awe
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Beauty
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Panorama
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Changeability
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Drought
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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
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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
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Captivation
0
Multilingual
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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
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Time needed
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Walking time

Mtskheta Fortress Forum

Jvari Church Viewpoint (Mtskheta)

Viewpoint:Jvari Church Viewpoint
Location: > > >
Map:

The Viewpoint

What should we know?

Name in local script:ჯვრის ეკლესიის ხედვა
Also known as:jvris ek’lesiis khedva
 
Environment type:hill, river, mountain
Location type:rural, town

What can we see or do there?

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:15 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
every dayN/AN/A
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February
Temporarily closed:
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How can we get in contact?

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

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature(s):Aragvi River, Mtkvari River
 
Transportation type:taxi
Route number:
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What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:400m+

Top Descriptions

This viewpoint is in the same location as , perched high up on a hill. It’s a beautiful spot that looks down to and the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Snowy mountain tops can often be seen to the far north too.
 
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Top Tips

While you’re here, do not miss out on visiting the inside of .
The easiest way to get here is to from for about GEL15.
Make sure you check out the view north as well as west. It’s less popular, but offers the chance to see the snowy High Caucauses.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

1
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for Georgian
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
0
Helpfulness
1
Altitude
1
Ascent
1
Descent
1
Experience needed
1
Intensity
1
Risk
1
Amount
1
Entertainment
1
General costs
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Value for money
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
1
Picnicking
1
Adrenaline
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
0
Stargazing
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
0
Cyclepaths
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Location
0
Signs
1
Costs
0
Foreigner pricing
1
Ticket costs
0
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
1
Dengue
1
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
0
Amount
0
Multilingual
0
Quality
1
Early start
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
1
Map
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Safety equipment (need)
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Time needed
1
Walking time

Jvari Church Viewpoint (Mtskheta) Forum

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Mtskheta)

Place of worship:Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Location: > >
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The Place of Worship

What should we know?

Name in local script:სვეტიცხოვლის ტაძარი
Also known as:Svetitskhoveli Monastery, svet’itskhovlis t’adzari
 
Religion type:Orthodox Christianity
 
Environment type:hill
Location type:rural, square, town, wall

What can we see or do there?

Events:
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Services:donations, services, souvenirs

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Day:Opens:Closes:
every day8am10pm
 
Busiest day(s):
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How can we get in contact?

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Postal address:Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Narekvavi-Mtskheta-Railway Station Road, ,
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Language(s):English, Georgian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Address:Narekvavi-Mtskheta-Railway Station Road,
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Transportation type:bus
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Altitude:400m+
Capacity:
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Top Descriptions

Second only to the in in size, the UNESCO heritage Svetitskhoveli Cathedral truly is a sight to behold. Set behind an impressive wall, with views of on the hilltop in the distance, this thousand-year-old building exudes elegance and holiness in equal parts. Inside, expect to find a wide array of floor tombs, wall paintings, sculptures and genuflecting locals. It’s hard not to be both awed and humbled, even if you yourself are currently without God.
 
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Top Tips

As with many such sites in the area, dress codes here are rather strict – as is photography inside the building. Try not to offend the locals if at all possible.
Services are held here between 5pm and 8pm on Saturdays and 9am and 1pm on Sundays. Tourists are not allowed to visit during this time.
There are many souvenir stands and restaurants just outside the south wall of this complex. comes well recommended, for example.
Outside the south-western corner of this complex is where you’ll pick up to take you up to .
 
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Reviews & Amenities

1
Architectural interest
1
Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
1
Preservation
1
Age
0
Amount of replicas
1
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
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
1
Honesty
1
Comfort
0
Humidity
1
Peacefulness
0
Temperature
1
Contactability
0
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Interactivity
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Tolerance (affection)
1
Tolerance (LGBT)
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Noise
0
Pressure-to-pay
1
Unwanted attention
1
Participation
1
Authenticity
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Evocativeness
1
Interactivity
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Originality
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Returnability
0
Audience size
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tourists
0
LGBT
0
Socialising
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Eco-friendliness
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Stargazing
1
Visibility
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
Cyclepaths
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Location factor
1
Signs
0
Costs
0
Foreigner pricing
0
Hidden costs
0
Obvious pricing
0
Price inflation
1
Ticket costs
1
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
Amount
0
Captivation
1
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
1
Identification
1
Reservations
1
Sun protection
1
Access to cash machines
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
0
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Modernity
0
Quality of life
1
Time needed

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Mtskheta) Forum

Samtavro Church (Mtskheta)

Place of worship:Samtavro Church
Location: > >
Map:

The Place of Worship

What should we know?

Name in local script:სამთავროს ეკლესია
Also known as:Samtavro Monastery, samtavros ek’lesia
 
Religion type:Orthodox Christianity
 
Environment type:field, hill
Location type:rural, town

What can we see or do there?

Events:
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Services:donations, souvenirs

How much will it cost us?

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

When should we go there, and for how long?

Day:Opens:Closes:
every day9am5pm
 
Busiest day(s):
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How can we get in contact?

Email:
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Postal address:Samtavro Church, ,
Fax:
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Language(s):Georgian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

How can we get there?

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Transportation type:bus
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What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:400m+
Capacity:
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Top Descriptions

More active with local worshippers than nearby and , the 11-century Samtavro Church is another pretty church in the holy town of . This church, however, is set inside a walled nunnery, and has some famous monks buried here such as monk Gabriel.
 
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Top Tips

Consider walking a little farther up the road towards Kazbegi where you’ll find the derelict .
As with many such sites in the area, dress codes here are rather strict – as is photography. Try not to offend the locals if at all possible.
The entrance to this site is a common place for beggars to linger, so perhaps have some change handy.
There is a small museum and souvenir shop on site, should that interest you.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

1
Architectural interest
1
Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
1
Preservation
1
Age
0
Amount of replicas
1
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
1
Need for background knowledge
1
Preservation
0
Restoration
1
English information
0
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for Georgian
0
Need for local language
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Honesty
1
Comfort
0
Humidity
1
Peacefulness
0
Temperature
1
Contactability
0
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Interactivity
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Tolerance (affection)
1
Tolerance (LGBT)
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Noise
0
Pressure-to-pay
1
Unwanted attention
1
Participation
1
Authenticity
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Evocativeness
1
Interactivity
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Originality
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Returnability
0
Audience size
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tourists
0
LGBT
0
Socialising
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Eco-friendliness
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Stargazing
1
Visibility
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
Cyclepaths
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Location factor
1
Signs
0
Costs
0
Foreigner pricing
0
Hidden costs
0
Obvious pricing
0
Price inflation
1
Ticket costs
1
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
Amount
0
Captivation
1
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
1
Identification
1
Reservations
1
Sun protection
1
Access to cash machines
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
0
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Modernity
0
Quality of life
1
Time needed

Samtavro Church (Mtskheta) Forum

Jvari Church (Mtskheta)

Place of worship:Jvari Church
Location: > >
Map:

The Place of Worship

What should we know?

Name in local script:ჯვრის ეკლესია
Also known as:Jvari Monastery, jvris ek’lesia
 
Religion type:Orthodox Christianity
 
Environment type:hill, mountain, river
Location type:rural, town

What can we see or do there?

Events:
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Services:donations

How much will it cost us?

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

When should we go there, and for how long?

Day:Opens:Closes:
every day8am6pm
 
Busiest day(s):
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How can we get in contact?

Email:
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Website:
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Telephone:555 34 64 38
Postal address:Jvari Church, ,
Fax:
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Language(s):Georgian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Address:
Geographical feature:Mtkvari River
 
Transportation type:taxi
Route number:
Nearest stop:

The Directions

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The Directions

If you know how to get to Jvari Church (Mtskheta) and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Jvari Church (Mtskheta) and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:500m+
Capacity:
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Top Descriptions

Though the UNSESCO 6th-century Jvari Church is really no less interesting than many similar churches in the area, many would admit that they visit here primarily for the impressive down to , the confluence of two rivers and the high Caucasus in the background. This church is simply adorned but beautifully positioned, and for that reason alone it draws in continual streams of tourists.
 
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Top Tips

It is possible to walk up here from in about an hour, but for GEL15 - 20 you can get a return easy enough.
As with many such sites in the area, dress codes here are rather strict – as is photography. Try not to offend the locals if at all possible.
The entrance to this site is a common place for beggars to linger, so perhaps have some change handy.
 
If you have a tip about Jvari Church (Mtskheta) 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
Preservation
1
Age
0
Amount of replicas
1
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
1
Need for background knowledge
1
Preservation
0
Restoration
1
English information
0
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for Georgian
0
Need for local language
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Honesty
1
Comfort
0
Humidity
0
Peacefulness
0
Temperature
1
Contactability
0
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Interactivity
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Tolerance (affection)
1
Tolerance (LGBT)
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Noise
0
Pressure-to-pay
1
Unwanted attention
1
Participation
1
Authenticity
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Evocativeness
1
Interactivity
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Originality
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Returnability
0
Audience size
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tourists
0
LGBT
0
Socialising
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Eco-friendliness
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Stargazing
1
Visibility
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
Cyclepaths
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Location factor
1
Signs
0
Costs
0
Foreigner pricing
0
Hidden costs
0
Obvious pricing
0
Price inflation
1
Ticket costs
1
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
Amount
0
Captivation
1
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
1
Identification
1
Reservations
1
Sun protection
1
Access to cash machines
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
0
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Modernity
0
Quality of life
1
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