ხიხანის ციხე

ხიხანის ციხე

ხიხანის ციხე Крепость Хихани Khikhani Fortress Georgia 4K aerial video footage DJI Inspire 1 Adjara Georgia Khikhani Fortress (ხიხანის ციხესიმაგრე) in Khulo district of Ajara was built in the 13th century A.D. Inaccessible from three sides, the fortress occupied a strategic position and retained its military function for 700 years.It is believed that the site was originally occupied by a church (the Church of St. George) built in 1230 A.D. and the fortress was later built around it.Situated at a height of 2635 meters above sea level the fortress provides spectacular views.Tbel Abuseridze (Georgian: ტბელი აბუსერისძე) lived at Khikhani. Abuseridze was a scholar and religious writer, principally known for his treatise, The Complete Timekeeper, which contains information related to calendars, dates of ecclesiastic holidays, and tables of moon rise and moon set. The treatise was the first astronomical work of a theoretical nature produced in Georgia.Although in ruins today, visitors can see the remains of the rectangular towers, walls, a bakery, wine storage area, a water well and a church. georgiaabout.com To get to Khikhani fortress you need to hire a jeep from Khulo (42km ) or Skhalta village (24km). Alternatively, from Batumi to Tkhinvala village there is marshutka and there is also homestay option in Tkhinvala village.Make sure you choose sunny day for your trip. The trip is possible throught June-September but the best would be to avoid June and early July as there are more rains and fog. Start hike in early morning.From Goderdzi pass, Beshumi resort you can hike to Khikhani fortress. Trekking will be easy as there is a jeep trail and to reach the mountain over which Khikhani stands its around 8km from Beshumi. But please be careful if you decide to take jeep across the pass – it’s very steep descent. georgiantour.com

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