Friday, February 10, 2017

GEORGIA ~ Upper Bal Svanati - UNESCO ~

... This region is considered as one of the most beautiful parts of Georgia.... dozens of 5000 meter peaks with huge glaciers tower over this mysterious land... preserved by its long isolation, the Upper Svaneti region of the Caucasus is an exceptional example of mountain scenery with medieval-type villages and tower-houses... there are a great number of places here for trekking and mountaineering... Thank you very much Sini!!【ツ】

From backside postcard:
The commune of Mulakhi (Mulahki combines several villages) lies in Upper Bal Svaneti. The Muzhali commune is frequently united with Mulakhi. Quite a few monuments of medieval Georgian architecture have survived in the villages of Mulakhi: 10th and 11thC curches and remains of a palace at Zhabeshi, and St. Barbara's church at Cholashi. The Lakhiri village of Mulakhi commune is distinguished for having a large number of beautiful towers.

Svaneti region is situated on the southern slopes of the Central Caucasus and made up of two parts; Upper and Lower Svaneti.

Upper Svaneti itself is subdivided into two regions by the Bal mountain range. The people of the Upper Bal have never known a ruler; they have a reputation as one of the proudest and most independent peoples in Georgia.

Upper Svaneti is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996.


Cultural Heritage of Georgia
(Issued 22-12-2014)

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