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Uplistsiche Cave Town

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Address: | 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori, Georgia
Phone Number: 995590880114
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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I visited this UNESCO site on a rainy frosty day without proper attire but the impromptu trip fromTbilisi to the Township near Gori was well worth the endeavour. The caves date... read more

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I visited this UNESCO site on a rainy frosty day without proper attire but the impromptu trip fromTbilisi to the Township near Gori was well worth the endeavour. The caves date back to medieval times and there is clear evidence that they were makes wine thousands of years ago. There is a whole hillside of caves with fireplaces forming part... More 

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WInnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, this site is quite amazing. Part Bedrock, part ancient monastery, part "glimpse into a bizarre past", Uplistiche is one of the most peculiar places that any visitor will ever get to. The town, carved out of and in to rock simply has to be seen to be believed!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented (25 lari) a taxi from Gori Stalin Museum, who drove us to here and waited us during the visit, showing also a church on the way back to train station. When looking these caves, or what is left after earthquake 1920, it is amazing that people lived here until 14th century. This city wasn't a small one, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice experienced to know how ancient peoples survived. Be careful as the place is very steep and wear warm clothes during this month.

Thank Meryjhane J
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A tough site to visit if you are elderly or have walking problems. You have to scramble up steep pathways, steps (some with handrails, some without) and rocky hillsides. I would hate to visit this site if the ground was wet. It would be quite slippery and very dangerous. Built between 600 BC and 100 AD, the city once had... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is considered one of the main attractions of Georgia, but I can't say it was worth the climbing up many steps and over uneven rocky surfaces.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

With 3 lari entrance you can enter a city of Caves. It is called city of caves since people 3000 years ago engraved through the rocky hill their own Shelter, roads, drainage systems, temples, storage tanks and palaces. An impressive city with picturesque view of the nearby lake and the far away mountains. It is interesting especially for the people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is one of the three so-called cave cities in Georgia. It is worthwhile. However this is not a place to visit if one has any difficulties walking. It is rocky and has tough passages to walk on; all rock. There are steps and solid handrails in parts but not everywhere. The site is large and has a good museum... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The site is really interesting, much better than expected, get a guide for 5 USD not to miss the stories, be sure to see the museum, and the short film

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Originally, my plan was to visit Vardzia & Davit Gareja but due to time constraints I decided to visit just one so I can see more of Georgia's countryside and Uplistsikhe's proximity to Tbilisi makes it the ideal destination to sample on Georgia's cave towns. I visited Stalin Museum in Gori first then hired a taxi to Uplistsikhe. The Uplistsikhe... More 

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