One of Georgia's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Vardzia is an ancient 12th century monestary that is build right into the side of a cliff. Monks still live here and can be seen walking from room to room of this cave city. It's a magical place that feels forgotten by time and that is immensely peaceful set on the Mtkvari River.
Without doing any strategy, I rushed to Tbilisi and went directly to the travel agency. The pictures of Vardzia cliff cave attracted me. Regardless of the distance, I signed up for a day trip and set off the next day. The scenery along the way is beautiful. After 5 hours of driving, people are also exhausted. I arrived at Vardzia at noon and only walked for more than an hour. It is a group of caves on the cliff, strange but not terrifying. It was a famous cave city in history. At the time it was inhabited by 2,000 people, only small ruins are left. The Vardzia caves in Georgia are like an ant nest. The underground caves are connected one by one. Vardzia used to be an underground nest for humans. It is hidden under the rolling green hills of Georgia. The only entrance is also missing. Place, until 100 years later, a sudden earthquake destroyed this dungeon. In the legend of the Caucasus, there is a Queen Tamar, Georgia built this cave palace monastery for her. After its completion, the underground fortress extended to 13 floors, with a total of more than 400 rooms, 13 churches and 25 wine cellars, a throne room and a cathedral with an external bell tower. Earlier, the only way to enter this underground stronghold was through a hidden tunnel whose entrance was near a river bank. The outer slope of the mountain is covered with fertile terraces. After the mountain collapsed, many caves were exposed. Now there are steps, bridges and railings built on the broken walls to connect the caves for tourists to walk through and watch. When we climb onto the cliff, we can see the surrounding mountains, Georgia’s The mountains are covered by green plants and are quite beautiful. In the lower valleys, gurgling rivers are flowing, birds are flying in the mountains, and the fresh air is blowing, which is refreshing. Vardzia is located 300 kilometers west of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It is a 5-hour drive from Tbilisi. There is no high-speed, winding roads all the way, beautiful mountains and green water, and you can often see cattle grazing on the hillside. The scenery is beautiful. Picture scroll. Regarding the cost of attraction tickets: 7 lari (RMB 17.5), but the scenic spot is remote and inconvenient in transportation. It is recommended to register for a group in Tbilisi for a 1-day tour of the cave. The cost is 80 lari (RMB 200) for a single person. Take a look at one or two other attractions on the road, this tour does not include meals and tickets. Or chartered tour, the reference price is 250 lari (RMB 625) per day by car. Tour Tips: Chinese Name: Vardzia Underground Cave Monastery and Fortress English Name: Vardzia Cave Monastery Business Hours: 10:00-19:00 Daily Suggested Visiting Time: 2 hours Address: Erusheli mountain near Aspindza, Borjomi, Georgia Transportation : There is a minibus to and from Akhaltsikhe every day, you can apply for a group, charter or drive food: There is a Vardzia riverside restaurant at the foot of the scenic mountain, you can choose to sit in the open-air view by the river and have a beautiful lunch.
In Georgia, if you ask the locals, where is it worth going? I would recommend Vardzia out of ten. It is a group of caves on a cliff, an underground monastery and a fort. In the hearts of Georgians, the Vardzia cave is a very important place. Historically, it is a famous cave city with the most At that time, there were 2000 people inhabited, and now it is a ruin. After several damages, only a small part of the empty caves on the cliff remains. Tourists come from all directions, climb the cliff, walk into the caves, and listen to the tour guide. That glorious past story.
Exploring the cave city hidden in the mountains of the Caucasus. The journey from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, to Vardzia is nearly five hours. Nearly one-third of the roads are rugged mountain roads. In addition, we reported that the day group time is very fast, and the process is not good. But it cannot be denied that this mysterious cave city is like a scene in a magic movie. History: Vardzia is located at the junction of Georgia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. It was built during the Middle Ages as a military defense and later evolved into a religious site. It slowly became a cave city with a capacity of 5,000 people. To this day, there are still a few monks living in it. . Tips for sightseeing: It is strongly not recommended to register for a one-day tour. Except for the time on the road, you can only get off and take a few photos. There are several cave cities here. It is recommended to stay here for two days and play slowly. The snow scene is beautiful in winter, but it is also very cold and windy. The best season to travel in Georgia is summer and autumn. Self-driving is convenient, but the road conditions are very poor. In winter, it is recommended to take public transportation to get here, or rent an experienced car with the driver. To