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Gori, Georgia
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Gori
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Cave Town
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Cork, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Well of the beaten track, but definitely worth a visit. Quite an amazing place - it was once a city of 7,000 people, living in caves carved out of the mountain. You can see the remnants of an old city - the large public buildings (including several churches and a theatre), as well as shops and residences. Reminded me of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Had never heard of this place until we practically chanced upon it on a visit to the area. It is totally amazing - one of the most stunning places I have visited. We used a tour guide - a local girl with a college degree who spoke excellent English, and had tremendous knowledge of the history of the city. I... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Georgia has a lot of attractions. For the most of them you should bring your drink, food and you also should have a bush or tree in mind where to pee. Uplistsikhe is different. You could even get an USA National Park feeling. Parking place, a little museum, guides to hire, toilet even somehow clean, a little restaurant and even... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Definitely worth-visiting.The best place in Georgia or at least from those I have seen.In short,it's a rock town,surrounding is amazing,and what's more it's still not so popular with the tourist so if you are lucky you can enjoy the view with few people only. Go there now when it's not so crowded.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
52 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited the cave city while in gori. Its one of the best places in Georgia. Definitely worth a visit.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We went here after going to the Stalin Museum. It took us just about 20mins to reach the place and the view near the caves is amazing. Uplistsikhe literally means "the lord's fortress". The caves are fascinating and you'll wonder how they were able to preserve it. Before going to the caves, we watch a small informative video inside the... More

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Katowice, Poland
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Go for it. Beautiful trip, fantastic views. If possibile go down to see ruins of small stone houses. Little museum on side has only few things...

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Arlington, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stunning, absolutely stunning! The views, the caves, the hike, all of it was a great experience. Although a little difficult to get to, it is certainly a must when traveling in Georgia. It's about 1.5 hours from Tbilisi center so a taxi or Marshutka would be the best way to get there.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Fascinating rock structured city. Well preserved, great prominent position. Loads of history 13th century BC! Sacked by the Mongols. Only 14km from Gori centre (25 lari rtn in taxi. taxi will wait up to 1 hr at attraction) . By train from Tbilisi 5 lari economy (about 2 euro) or 10 lari 1st class- very comfortable. Train takes about 1... More

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Alexandria, VA
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131 reviews 131 reviews
35 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you are able to climb many steps and hills, Uplistsikhe is certainly worth a visit of several hours’ duration. Located a few miles outside Gori, the site has an interesting history. The adjacent museum, although small, should probably be the first stop. The museum provides useful background and has a short film that puts the importance of the site... More

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