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Khornabuji Castle

 
 


Khornabuji Castle also known as Tamara's castle, In Dedoplistskaro district was built on edge of Gombori range on rocks masive aproximatly at end of I millenium BC. It controls enterences to Alazani and Ivri valleys. Near caste there is site of ancient settelment, which was described by known greek historical Strabon. 
In V century, during times of Vakhtang Gorgasali, Khornabuji was one of the bigest cities in Kakheti region.
In XIII centuri Qween Tamara rebuilded castle and city of Khornabuji was playing very important role in that district.
City was ruined and became decert in XVII century, when Shah Abas ravaged Kakheti and ruined many of it's cities and resetteles more than 100 000 local people to Iran.
Last time castle was rebuilded by king Erekle II, but city life never was renewed.
Near Caste id located town Signagi, which is one of the most visited by tourists towns in Kakheti and Town Dedoplistskaro. From Dedoplistskaro to Khornabuji leads rtouristical trail, which it 4 km lenth. 
Castle today is located on territory of Vashlonvani National Park.
From top of castle is very good view on almost all Alazani and Ivri valleys and Caucasus range.
Visit of Khornabuji can be combined with vine tours in south Kakheti region and with Signagi trip.

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