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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|v||To be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures), or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.||All|
|Possess Caucasus en ru||117.1km||site_izi|
|Abandoned Soviet Sanatoriums of Tskaltubo||2019||73.5km||site_ao|
|Sataplia Nature Reserve||2018||72.3km||site_ao|
|Climb to the Top of Europe||2017||69.4km||site_ao|
|Abandoned Council of Ministries Building||2017||162.4km||site_ao|
|Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument||2017||126.9km||site_ao|
|The Ananuri Fortress||2018||162km||site_ao|
|Russia’s mysterious ‘City of the Dead’||2020||116.7km||post|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.