Monday, 22 October 2012

709 GE - Upper Svaneti (1996)

Brief Description

"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."


"高加索的上斯瓦涅季是一处有典型中世纪村落和塔状房屋的山地景区,由于长期与世隔绝而得以保存。恰扎西村庄(village of Chazhashi)至今还有200处这种房屋保持原貌,这些房屋既是当时人们的住所,也是防御当时该地区入侵者的哨所。"

Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of Sini from Finland

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