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Ten Wonderful Things To Do And See In Georgia

Mar 4, 2008
Georgia is a county located in the Caucasus. It is bordered by the Black Sea, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia. This country was formerly known as the Republic of Georgia.

1.) Visit Tbilisi

This is recognized as the capital city of Georgia. There are a lot that you can see and do here like take a relaxing bath in the popular sulfur baths or visit the various tea plantations. If you enjoy skiing, Tbilisi also offers great ski resorts, or you can always go hiking in the country's national parks like the Mestia-Svaneti and Tevali-Gurjaani.

2.) Visit Akhaltsikhe

In this city, you will get to see the Akhaltsikhe Fortress and Castle, which was built during the 9th century. Once you reach the hill where the castle is located, you will definitely enjoy the splendid views of the city center. You will also get to see the King Tamar statue as well as the Shota Rustaveli statue in this city.

3.) See the State Museum of Georgia

As a visitor to any foreign country, it is always a must to visit their museums. This is a great way to know a country's culture and history as well as its people. In this museum, you will get to see many artifacts from the Paleolithic period as well as today's modern period.

4.) Georgian Museum of Arts

In this museum, you will get to see artworks made by famous Georgian artists. You will also enjoy its collection of ancient icons as well as cloisonee enamel works. This is a great way to get to know some of the country's famous artists - past artists and present artists.

5.) Drive to Mtskheta

This was once the capital of Georgia during the ancient times. Now, you will see here the Jvari Monastery that was built around the 6th to 7th century. You should also visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

6.) Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

This is one of Georgia's sacred places as it houses the robe of Jesus Christ. This church also contains the remains of the first Christian King named Mirian as well as his wife, Nana. In the vicinity, you will also see the Samtarvo Monastery.

6.) Borjomi Kharagauli National Park

This is recognized as the biggest national park of the country of Georgia. It is home to Georgia's local floras and faunas. This is also a great place where you can hike or camp out.

7.) Stalin Museum

This is the main attraction of the city of Gori. This houses the history as well as memorabilia as of Stalin. The main feature of this museum is the death mask of Stalin.

8.) More of Stalin

While in Gori, you should also visit the house of Stalin. There is also the Statue of Stalin that stands proud in front of the city hall of Gori. There are also Stalin statues in Stalin Park (where you can have a leisurely stroll) as well as in the Gori State University.

9.) Uplistshikhe

This is a very ancient city in Georgia and is also called the Fortress of the Lord. This is no longer inhabited but is still a popular tourist destination. Here, you will surely marvel at the sight of the Hellenistic amphitheatre as well as the church that was erected above an ancient sun god's pagan temple.

10.) Goris Tsikhe

Also called the Gori Castle, this is located on top of a big hill. What you will see now though are only the ruins of the castle and not much else. But the view this castle offers of the city below, especially the gardens, is a sight to behold.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/georgia to view or share Georgia travel videos.
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