Small Eastern European country Georgia is blessed with many special “gifts” by nature. On one side facing the Black Sea, there are mountains Kavkaz (Caucasus) running along, Georgia possesses the charming mountain landscape that is rare anywhere. To Georgia, visitors can not ignore Borjomi, which is known as “paradise on earth”.
The most famous mineral water source in Eastern Europe
Borjomi is a resort town in southern Georgia, 160km from the capital, Tbilisi. Borjomi is located on the western edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, in the middle of the Borjomi Gorge. Looking down from the sides of the canyon, you can see traditional Georgian houses squeezing the banks of the Kura River running through the middle of town.
Borjomi especially attracts guests who want to take care of their health thanks to the underground mineral water. Scientists and doctors have long known that Borjomi groundwater contains minerals that are extremely good for the body, especially iodine and fluorine, which are effective in strengthening bones. Because of that, they often encourage sick people to take a dip in the Borjomi streams or take a sauna in town to quickly recover.
Borjomi’s “heart” is the central park, home to the deepest, cleanest well in town. Any visitor visiting the central park would expect at least once to drink water from this well. About 2km away, there is also a hot spring which is very famous for its high sulfur content, which helps to heal many skin diseases …
Since the late nineteenth century, Borjomi mineral water has been bottled. Currently, Borjomi mineral water is the most famous mineral water brand in Eastern Europe and is recognized by the world for its clarity and taste. There is even a story that cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin asked to drink Borjomi mineral water as soon as his spaceship landed on earth.
Borjomi climate is cool year round, but visitors usually come here most in summer. In addition to mineral water baths, town visitors also enjoy a range of wellness therapies: mud baths, acupuncture, aroma therapy extracted from local herbs …
The resting place of the Tsar
Thanks to the advantages of mineral water resources and green and peaceful valley scenery, Borjomi town has long been an ideal summer vacation spot for Russian Tsar and European aristocracy. Many aristocratic families built summer villas in Borjomi and until now many buildings are still almost intact. One of the most important historic buildings in Borjomi town is the green Firuza palace.
The palace was built by the Iranian consulate in 1892 and is considered a unique cultural relic thanks to the combination of Persian, Georgian, and European style features. Or Peter Fortress on a mountain top a few kilometers from town; Avalishvili’s Gogia palace that ruled the town for centuries; Romanov castle is dedicated to the Tsar when they come to stay in the town of Borjomi. In addition, there is the Borjomi Museum in the town – which displays many artifacts reflecting local history … These destinations are always visited by many tourists, so please pay attention to make reservations. before.
In addition to being a resort town, the area surrounding Borjomi occupies a strategic position on the route from Russia to Turkey, so generations of authorities have built a number of fortresses, monastery here. These works still retain most of the original architecture and will be an interesting highlight in your jungle expedition. Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park is Georgia’s largest natural reserve, and is also home to the best views. Many tourists spend an entire week walking and camping among the evergreen trees, then discovering ancient structures hidden behind the foliage.
Borjomi is one of the few places that can truly be called “paradise on earth”. This place converges all elements of nature, history, culture, and people to become a tourist destination not to be missed.