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Racha - the geographical part of Georgia is located in the Northeast portion of West Georgia in the valley of the river Rioni and its tributaries. Racha is divided into highland, lower (Kvemo) and upper (Zemo) Racha. Each of them has its special and unique charm. There are many outstanding areas of natural beauty monuments of architecture and culture within the territory of Racha, among them the following are the most important:

Nikortsminda Church

A National Monument of Georgia, and an example of medieval Georgian architecture, is located in the village of the same name. The church was built between 1010-1014.


The Church of the Mother of God, one of the last considerable monuments built in the style of medieval Georgian architecture was built in 1453.


The Medieval fortress near the village Tsesi (Ambrolauri District).

Shaori Reservoir

Shaori Lake, rich in flora and fauna, rivers, waterfalls, dense woods and healing springs. Due to its unique climate, Shaori is an excellent summer resort, with fresh air and a pristine lake. In winter, plateaus of high mountains turn Shaori into attractive winter resort.


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