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.

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Upper Svaneti

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Georgia 
Category
Cultural
Name
Upper Svaneti
Selection Criteria (?)
(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
1996
Keyword
Medieval architecture, Mountain, Registered in 1996