On the stairways to heaven
28 August, 2019
On the stairways to heaven
It is not very easy to access the Katskhi pillar in the western Imereti region. But it’s worth your time as “CNN travel” states after they hit the road. To be very frank: All the tourists who thought they will be climbing the 40 meter long ladder to the top of this limestone in the forest will be disappointed. The monastery on the mountaintop is for monks only. Which makes it “what is probably the world's most isolated, and most sacred,
churches”, as “CNN travel” puts it.

For the monks, living in the monastery at the base of the limestone pillar, the “nerve-jangling 20-minute ascent via a thin metal ladder bolted to the side of the rock” is a daily pilgrimage. “To say prayers at the top is said to bring them closer to God.” Once back down, these monks happily walk around the complex and talk to visitors as well, as the CNN-Journalist witnessed.

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It is not that easy to get to the Katskhi pillar. From Tbilisi you can take a bus to Polish blogger writes about Georgia, Chiatura. Then you continue by local Taxi that can bring you directly to the pillar. It will take about 4 hours. Too long? Not for the CNN: “Driving through the beautiful, winding country lanes of Georgia's remote, western Imereti region is an immensely pleasurable travel experience.” Enjoy!
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