Tag Archives: GE – Upper Svaneti

Losing Svaneti – the Architectural Heritage of the Region; Stefan Applis; Georgia Today

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The threats to Georgia’s world heritage sites; Stefan Applis; Eurasia Net

Georgia’s Catch-22: UNESCO status draws tourists, and yet tourists make it harder to maintain UNESCO status…

Source: Perspectives | The threats to Georgia’s world heritage sites

Summer in the Hills; Siddharth Ganguly; Outlook

These offbeat mountain towns provide safe and serene summer holiday options…

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Rising Stars In Travel: These 7 Countries Have Potential To Become Major Tourist Destinations In A Post-Covid World; Jared Ranahan; Forbes

They’re some of the world’s most underrated countries – though they may not stay that way for much longer.

Source: Rising Stars In Travel: These 7 Countries Have Potential To Become Major Tourist Destinations In A Post-Covid World

10 of the dreamiest places in Georgia; Benjamin Kemper; CNN


Deep in the Caucasus, a fantasy world of sprawling cave cities, whisper-quiet monasteries, and secret mountain villages will have you pinching yourself at every turn.

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15 Best Things to Do and See in Georgia; Matt; Nomadic Matt

Georgia is an up-and-coming destination for budget travelers. To help you plan an amazing trip, here are the best things to see and do in Georgia!

Source: 15 Best Things to Do and See in Georgia (Updated 2020)

Inside Ushguli, Europe’s highest inhabited village; Anadolu

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Built in the Clouds, they’re the Highest Villages Frozen in Time; MessyNessyChic

When you’re looking to escape the tedium of modern and mainstream tourism, sometimes the only way is up. Today, our armchair travels will take us to some of the most remote (and highest) villages in the world, from middle America to roof of Egypt. But of course, we’re…

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The Daily Telegraph writes about Georgia; Xiang; Georgian Journal

The national British daily broadsheet newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” has recently published an article about Georgia entitled “Is Georgia the new Puglia? With new direct flights, get there before the masses do.”

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Look at the Republic of Georgia’s Weird and Awesome Architecture; Victoria Borisch; Fodor’s

Discover how Georgia’s unique mix of architectural styles combines the future and past of this exotic South Caucasus country. From its language and culture to its mishmash of architectural styles, the Republic of Georgia’s extensive, and sometimes tumultuous, history has led to the development of a place that is truly one of a kind.

Source: Look at the Republic of Georgia’s Weird and Awesome Architecture

UNESCO World Heritage village of Chazhashi under restoration; Agenda.ge

Georgia – Upper Svaneti

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.

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Visiting Ancient Ushguli, Georgia’s Village in the Clouds; Georgian Journal

Georgia – Upper Svaneti

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.

Author of the article is Benjamin Kemper, food and travel writer. According to the article, a visit to Tusheti means the equestrian adventure of the one’s life.

Here is what the article says:

As globalization and development creep in, an ancient community asks itself what’s gained—and lost.

When their horse let out a wheeze and keeled over dead in the snow, Aluda and Gegi Charkseliani knew they were in trouble. The nearest hospital was still ten miles away, and a friend writhing in abdominal pain between them in the saddle needed a doctor badly.

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Wall Street Journal and National Geographic to Make Film about Georgia’s Ushguli; Thea Morrison; Georgia Today

Georgia – Upper Svaneti

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.

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