Cave-town Uplistsikhe is an ancient town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of Gori. It is to the north of the neighboring villages of Kvakhvreli and Uplistsikhe, on the left bank of Kura River.
The Uplistsikhe cave complex was built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari (Kura)River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture.
There is a more modern church of saint George, built in 10th century near the top. It is built on an earlier pagan temple, to a sun god.
I entered the church on top of the ruins. The inside was quiet without the shadow of a person.
Interior of the churcu (some icons and of St. George)
Life in the ruin are a lizard and some wild flower only. Still, Mtkvari River was beautiful.