Upper Svaneti World Heritage Site

Official name
Upper Svaneti | UNESCO
Country
Georgia
Continent
Asia
Location
Village of Chajashi, Mestia district, Region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svateni
42.9163° Lat, 43.1130° Lon
Code
709
Time Zone
Asia/Tbilisi, +04 +0400
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1996. Preserved by its long isolation, the Upper Svaneti region of the Caucasus is an exceptional example of mountain scenery with medieval-type villages and tower-houses. The village of Chazhashi still has more than 200 of these very unusual houses, which were used both as dwellings and as defence posts against the invaders who plagued the region.