Beautiful natural places in Georgia that are worth visiting. Vashlovani National Park.
The Vashlovani National Park and its entire nature protection area includes a State Reserve, a National Park and other unique natural monuments. There is a huge wealth of diverse species of plants and animals, many of which are listed in the "Red Book". Be sure to visit this place, there are many tourist routes.
There are many active mud volcanoes on the Ior plateau and the slopes of the Gombor ridge: Akhtala, Pkhoveli, Kilakupra, Takhtitepa and Forfoteby. It should be noted that the name "Forfotebi" goes back to the Kartali and Kakhetian dialect and means "fussy, restless troubles", mud volcanoes from time to time spew mud or gas, most often with water or oil.
Between the two main rivers of Kakheti, Iori and Alazani on the nature conservation area Vashlovani (the total area of which is 10,142 hectares), including a State Reserve (established in 1935), a National Park (area - 25,114 hectares) and three unique natural monuments - the Alazani Floodplain, Eagle Gorge and the Takhti-Tepa mud volcanoes. The nature protection Area was created in order to preserve the natural state of the arid ecosystem and create conditions for the survival and reproduction of rare plant and animal species common in this territory. The nature protection area of Vashlovani is distinguished by the richness of flora and fauna, as well as habitats.
Of the more than 600 species of flora available in this territory, 28 Caucasian and 5 Georgian endemic plants. Of these, 13 species of woody plants are listed in the "Red Book" of Georgia. It should be noted 400-500 year old incense tree, on the trunk of which there is a natural dry oily discharge, which is used in church services for incense smoking. There are 46 species of mammals in the Vashlovansky Nature Reserve. The most venomous snake of the Georgian fauna is found here - gyurza. The territory is also rich from an ornithological point of view. Here is an ideal place for birdwatching.
There are 7 tourist routes in Vashlovani. One of them is the Pantishara—Datviskhevi route ("Bear Gorge"), which is a 120-kilometer pedestrian and automobile path, and runs through a narrow valley Pantishara. On both sides of the valley loom high-rise cliffs similar to fortifications, which are covered with swallow nests, so these places are nicknamed "the city of swallows". In the lower part of the valley there is a settlement of the II half of the I millennium BC Horanta (Ereti). To the south of the valley, on the slopes of Datvis Zhivi, fossil marine mollusks have been found in the sedimentary layers of open rocks.
Tourists are happy to explore these places and enjoy the
scenery. Here everyone can find unity with nature, be filled with new forces and touch ancient history.
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