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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 Gori, use our Gori family vacation planner.
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  • Interesting to visit this site off Gori. A fairly steep climb gets you to this abandoned cave city. The significance of each cave needs to be explained. There seems to be an audio guide available. Goo...  more »
  • caves and church are so amazing . it's very nice place to tak pucture and photography . but good for old person and if your travel has short time ... do not planning this tour .  more »
  • I was attracted to this site because it was used a rest stop for travelling merchants on the Silk Road. Even though the terrain is rugged and rocky, I could see how it could provide shelter, food and ...  more »