“With seaside, mountains, lakes, historic ruins and rich cultural heritage, there’s an abundance of incredible sights you can only see in Georgia”, the magazine notes.

The list includes the :

  1. Pillars of Katskhi – a 40-metre natural monolith with a monastery on top;
  2. Historical monuments of Mtskheta – a UNESCO World Heritage Site;
  3. View from the Jvari monastery;
  4. Vardzia cave monastery;
  5. Ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe;
  6. Udziro Lake – with its stunning reflections;
  7. Ananuri fortress and church complex;
  8. Paliashvili National Opera and Ballet Theatre;
  9. Gadachrili Gora – a neolithic village thought to have produced the world’s first wine;
  10. Monument celebrating the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk between Georgia and Soviet Russia;
  11. Cable cars of Chiatura.

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