GEORGIA | Historical Tourism
Towards the Black Sea, in the Goderdzi Pass, nomadic peoples farm the land in idyllic and misty mountainous surroundings. During the winter, the snowfall is heavy and these people, most of them Muslims, come down from the mountains to the outskirts of Batumi, where the subtropical climate is more favourable for daily life.
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Historical tourism, a variety of year-round leisure options and an abundance of sunny days are what resorts such as Kvariati and Gonio have to offer. With long, quiet beaches, they are very popular among citizens of western Georgia. On the border with Turkey, they are also very close to Batumi, a coastal city with an appealing Botanical Garden, home to thousands of exotic plants and over 100 species of Caucasian origin.
However, what really makes Batumi a cosmopolitan city is its Port, the gateway to Europe via the Black Sea and the external maritime link of a country which is prospering, thanks to its continuing cultural, artistic and commercial exchanges with other countries. As well as the mythical statue of Medea, Batumi, the administrative centre for the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, has impressive monuments that are spectacularly beautiful when lit up at night.
The Region of Guria is north of Adjara, in the western part of the country, and its name means “The Land of the Restless,” an appropriate term for a very active people who masterfully interpret an art form that is now inscribed in UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage of Humanity: Polyphonic Singing. It is full of beautiful melodies with a wide thematic repertoire that often proclaims noble Georgian values such as vitality and peace.
In Lake Paleastomi and the wetlands of Kolkheti National Park, over 21 species of migrating birds can be observed. Humans have lived, in these marshlands for centuries, although it has been difficult for them to acclimatize to this rugged and hostile ecosystem that has been a site for diseases such as malaria in the past. Today, this natural paradise entices ecotourists and offers opportunities such as watching water buffalo, huge animals that demonstrate the great biodiversity of the park. Kolkheti is 29,000 hectares large and 10 to 15 metres deep in the marshy areas, which are made up of a sedimentary layer formed over 6,000 years.
The Dadiani Palace-Museum in Zugdidi belonged to a Georgian noble dynasty. Inside, there are a multitude of articles with historical value and objects related to Napoleon Bonaparte, since Salomé Dadiani strengthened the ties between Georgia and Europe by marrying Achille Murat, a nephew of the French Emperor. A little further north, in Jvari, is the tallest Dam in the world, the Enguri Dam, which is 272 metres high. It is a hydroelectric fortress on the Enguri River, whose source is close to Shkhara, the tallest mountain in Georgia. Svaneti is a remote mountain region in the north of Georgia, and Mestia is its most important town.
For thousands of years, Georgian kings and powerful men hid their wealth in the inaccessible mountains of the Region of Svaneti. Today, some of those valuable treasures are on public view in this museum that houses magnificent works of gold and silver, as well as icons from the 9th to the 13th centuries.
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Georgia/Tbilisi (Dance Event July 2017) Part 19
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There are a number of Georgian dances (Georgian: ქართული ცეკვა), these folk dances of the Georgian people have a number of purposes. Georgian dance (Georgian: ქართული ცეკვა) is a celebration of life and of Georgia’s rich and diverse culture. Each dance portrays the characteristics of the region in which it originated. The mountain dances, such as Khevsuruli or Mtiuluri, are different from valley or lowland dances — e.g. Acharuli and Davluri. The costumes are different for every dance and resemble the clothing of the past in different regions of Georgia. The dances perfectly capture the natural gracefulness and beauty of Georgian women and the courage, honor and respectfulness of Georgian men. The male dancers perform spectacular leaps and turns, incredible spins and can also boast a highly original technique for, unlike any other dancers in the world, they dance on their toes without the aid of “block” shoes. The female dancers “glide” like swans.
Types of Georgian Dance:
1. Kartuli (ქართული):The dance Kartuli many times reminds the audience of a wedding . Kartuli is a truly romantic dance.
2. Khorumi (ხორუმი):This war dance originated in the region of Achara, which is located in the southwestern region of Georgia.
3. Acharuli (აჭარული):The dance is characterized with graceful, soft, and playful flirtation between the males and females.
4. Partsa (ფარცა):Partsa has its origins in Guria (another region in Georgia) and is characterized by its fast pace, rhythm, festive mood, and colorfulness.
5. Kazbeguri (ყაზბეგური):Kazbeguri takes us to the Northern Mountains of Georgia, which is marked by a diverse culture and traditions.
6. Khanjluri (ხანჯლური):Historically, Georgians tend to strive for excellence. This trend is portrayed in our folk dances. Thus, many Georgian dances are based on the idea of competition.
7. Khevsuruli (ხევსურული):This mountain dance is probably the best representative of the Georgian spirit.
8. Mtiuluri (მთიულური):Mtiuluri is also a mountain dance. Similar to Khevsuruli, Mtiuluri is also based on competition.
9. Simd and Khonga: in Khonga or Invitation Dance (Ossetian Wedding Dance).
10. Kintouri (კინტოური),Samaia (სამაია),Jeirani (ჯეირანი),Karachokheli (ყარაჩოხელი),Davluri (დავლური),Mkhedruli dance, Parikaoba
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MESTIA, SWANETIA cz. 1 (with english subs)
MESTIA, Swanetia cz. 1 - odcinek 36
Przez wieki Swanetia, położona w północno-zachodniej części Gruzji, pozostawała nieznanym szerzej regionem, przez wielu uznawanym za niebezpieczny. Tutaj, ukryte wśród wysokich gór, zachowały się stare wierzenia, legendy i najstarsze wersje języka gruzińskiego. Współcześnie jest to jedno z najpopularniejszych miejsc w Gruzji, pełne zapierających dech krajobrazów i bogate w historię. To właśnie w Swanetii zobaczycie najwięcej baszt obronnych, które budowano już 1000 lat temu! Naszą podróż po Swanetii zaczynamy od Mestii, nieformalnej stolicy regionu, wpisanej na listę Światowego Dziedzictwa UNESCO. Otwarcie lotniska w Kutaisi, na które przylatują rejsy Wizz-Air, a także lotniska w samej Mestii sprawia, że można dostać się tutaj o wiele szybciej niż wcześniej. Na miejscu jest SVANtastycznie!
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Trip to Georgia - virtual fly tour over Khertvisi fortress complex discovery from the Air
Khertvisi fortress (Georgian: ხერთვისის ციხე) is one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia and was functional throughout the Georgian feudal period. It is situated in Southern Georgia, in Meskheti region. The fortress was first build in the 2nd century BC. The church was built in 985, and the present walls build in 1354. As the legend says, Khertvisi was destroyed by Alexander the Great.
In the 10th-11th centuries it was the center of Meskheti region. During the 12th century it became a town. In the 13th century Mongols destroyed it and until the 15th century it lost its power. In the 15th century it was owned by Meskheti landlords from Jakeli family. In the 16th century the southern region of Georgia was invaded by Turks. During next 300 years they have owned Khertvisi too.
Name Khertvisi comes from the verb designating the confluence of two rivers. In ancient times, during the march to the east, Alexander the Great saw the city-fortress Khertvisi.
Khertvisi fortress is a well-preserved complex construction. The buildings that is prreserved to this day belong to the X-XIX centuries. The fortress consists of two main parts - the citadel and the wall. The Citadel occupies a narrow ledge that is protected by a high vertical cliff. The towers of the fortress are well protected and standing out is the main tower - a building constructed of well-crafted and stacked stones. Also should be noted is the five-sided turret which protects the east side. The fortress is supplied with drinking water through a tunnel, attached from the northwest.
Khertvisi was repeatedly rebuilt. In 1356-1356, Zakaria Kamkamishvili, Treasurer of the King, built the tower and wall. In the XVI century the fortress belonged to the feudal family Hertvisari. In 1578 the Turks captured Khertvisi with other fortresses of Samtskhe - Saatabago. In 1828-1829, after the victory of Russia over Turkey, the fortress was returned to Georgia. At that time, Khertvisi, along with other Georgian fortresses, lost its strategic importance.
Since 2007, the Khertvisi fortress is included in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage.