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Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori
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World Heritage Site Uplistsiche Cave Town, meaning "the lord's fortress," offers a chance to visit an ancient, sacred site mentioned in early religious texts. Rock-cut structures from the early Iron Age through to the late Middle Ages make up these cave-like buildings that bring together pagan and Christian architectures. The complex was mostly abandoned by the 14th century when it was sacked by raiding Mongol forces. Some highlights of the town include a Hellenistic amphitheater and a church built upon the foundations of a sun god's temple. Explore the tunnels and building, and seek out an English-speaking guide who will give you the history for a negotiated fee. To visit Uplistsiche Cave Town and other attractions in Shida Kartli Region, use our Shida Kartli Region family vacation planner.
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  • History Of Georgia. In one small town. Feel the history. City in the rock. Visit, you will not regret. Near the town of Gori
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  • We have been there for 2 hours with kids aged 2.5-8.5 Great time of rocks climbing \caves discovering for kids and interesting historical place for adults 
  • We visited Uplistiskhe in late September. There is a museum on the grounds that's worth seeing, but the city ruins are the big attraction. You can see where merchants sold their wares, the king's thro...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. The whole place has a truly ancient feel.
  • Nice city in rocks, a bit demolished. Go there in early morning or late afternoon as it gets hot during the day in summer.
  • Wow. Incredible. Definitely worth visiting (esp in the evening when it's cooler and there are fewer crowds) and the information centre is informative, providing interesting background
  • Large ancient town. It was interesting to explore. Surprisingly it was also a huge success for preschoolers who enjoyed climbing to every possible spot.
  • Ancient residence of Georgian kings, built entirely in rock caves. Has decent infrastructure around it and nice guides to listen to. More thant affordable tickets and easy to navigate.