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Dozens of unique medieval buildings in Georgia’s UNESCO-recognised Chazhashi village have been restored by professionals in an ongoing project set to be completed in two years’ time.
The location, part of the Upper Svaneti province inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1996, has been under restoration and preservation works since 2014.
In an effort to illustrate the work in progress, the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia released a short video showing the rehabilitation work and sights of the village.
Showing the medieval defensive buildings dotting the site, the footage also offers a close-up look at the architectural and material details of the constructions giving Chazhashi its unique look.
The agency also said over 30 medieval towers and machubi (first storey of traditional Svan houses for winter residence) had been restored out of 50 buildings selected within the state project ongoing for four years.
Efforts already completed also include conservation of the original stone material for a local church and setting up of its roof.
Read more from source: UNESCO World Heritage village of Chazhashi under restoration (VIDEO)
Ushguli, highest Georgian village located in Svaneti has been featured by Cntraveler, luxury and lifestyle travel magazine. Recognized as the Upper Svaneti UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ushguli is one of the highest continuously inhabited settlements in Europe.
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Wall Street Journal and National Geographic to Make Film about Georgia’s Ushguli; Thea Morrison; Georgia Today
Media outlets, the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic, are to make a short film about Georgia’s mountainous village Ushguli in the Upper Svaneti region.
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ushguli is one of the highest continuously inhabited settlements in Europe. Compared to somewhat more developed towns like Mestia, Ushguli has been “saved” by its particularly inaccessible location, which helped preserve the village’s timeless feel.
The press tour of journalists to Ushguli was organized by Georgia’s National Tourism Administration (GNTA) under the Ministry of Economy.
The guests will prepare a short film and article about Ushguli, which will be included on the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and Star Airlines websites and social media.
Six guests were involved in the tour, including National Geographic journalist Robert Reid, who participated in a specially organized horse race.