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Turtle Lake, Tbilisi

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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2.9/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Turtle Lake is a direct English translation of Kus Tba, a small lake at the outskirts of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, so named due to the perceived abundance of turtles living in these places. The other, less frequently used name of this lake is K'ork'i (ქორქის ტბა).Turtle Lake is located on the wooded northern slope of Mtatsminda Mount at elevation of 686.7 m above sea level and fed by a small river Varazis-Khevi, a tributary to the Mtkvari (Kura). The area of surface is 0.034 km², while the catchment area is 0.4 km². Maximal depth is 2.6 m.The Turtle Lake area is designed as a recreational zone and is frequented by the Tbilisians on weekends. It is also a place where festivals and concerts are held. It could be reached either via a road or an aerial tramway leading from Tbilisi’s Vake Municipality, but it is now defunct. West to the lake is the Open Air Museum of Ethnography, a large exhibition of Georgia’s folk architecture.
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  • ordinary! but the road to it is good! climb on foot! go around the circle, the Café and the bushes. go for a swim? You can. But reservoir closed and I have not climbed, but the water of love.
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  • Great place for a walk in silence. Here, breathe easy. In the mountains, accessible only by taxi, transportation, urban. It is better to order a taxi through Taxify-cheaper than a taxi there on the spot.
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  • After walking all the way to Turle lake we found the place to be very quiet. Almost nothing going on there. Maybe we were just too early but at 5pm on a friday I would have expected a bit more action/...  read more »
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