Vardzia

 

Vardzia is a located in southern Georgia, and provides access the several important historical sites:

1. The Vardzia cave monastery site. The caves stretch along cliff for around 1,500 ft (500 m), and are often multi-tiered.

2. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s, with an important series of wall paintings.

3. David Gareja, This is a 6th century cave monastery with beautiful frescos.

The greater Vardzia area includes other features, among them an early eleventh-century church at Zeda Vardzia and the thousand-year old rock village and cave churches of Ananauri.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Cultural
Churches
The most significant church historically in the region, the Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s, is known an important series of wall paintings.

The greater Vardzia area includes other features, among them an early eleventh-century church at Zeda Vardzia and the thousand-year old rock village and cave churches of Ananauri.
Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Ancient Cave Monasteries

The Vardzia cave monastery site. The caves stretch along cliff for around 1,500 ft (500 m), and are often multi-tiered.

David Gareja, This is a 6th century cave monastery with beautiful frescos.
Archeological Sites
The main period of construction of the complex was the second half of the twelfth century. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century.

The main complex is divided into an eastern and a western part by the Church of the Dormition. In the eastern part of the complex are seventy-nine separate cave dwellings, in eight tiers and with a total of 242 rooms, including six chapels, "Tamar's Room", a meeting room, reception chamber, pharmacy, and twenty-five wine cellars; 185 wine jars sunk into the floor document the importance of viticulture to the monastic economy.

In the western part, between the bell tower and the main church, are a further forty houses, in thirteen tiers and with a total of 165 rooms, including six chapels, a refectory with a bakery, other ovens for baking bread, and a forge. Beyond the bell tower the complex rises to nineteen tiers, with steps leading to a cemetery. Infrastructure includes access tunnels, water facilities, and provision for defense.
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