Sakhizari Cliff Natural Monument

Sakhizari Cliff Natural Monument (Georgian: სახიზარის კლდის ბუნების ძეგლი) is a complex geologic structure that was formed due to abundant rainfall causing erosion of the volcanic mountain Khabarjina. Local population call this place "the ruins of the rocks" and in the past centuries at wartime villagers would see refuge by climbing the cliffs when the enemy approached.

Sakhizari Cliff Natural Monument
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Sakhizari Cliff Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Sakhizari Cliff Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Sakhizari Cliff Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Sakhizari Cliff Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Sakhizari Cliff Natural Monument
Nearest cityStepantsminda, village Sioni
Coordinates42°34.279′N 44°33.299′E / 42.571317°N 44.554983°E / 42.571317; 44.554983Coordinates: 42°34.279′N 44°33.299′E / 42.571317°N 44.554983°E / 42.571317; 44.554983
Area3.36 km2 (1.30 sq mi)
Websiteსახიზარის კლდის ბუნების ძეგლი

Scenic cliffs are located in Kazbegi Municipality in river Tergi Gorge near village Sioni at 3136 meters above sea level. [1]

It is part of Kazbegi Protected Areas[2] along with Kazbegi National Park and five Natural Monuments:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sakhizari cliff in Georgia
  2. ^ Kazbegi Support Programme for Protected Areas in the Caucasus - Georgia (SPPA-Georgia)