The fortress and Khasan-Abaa in Abkhazia

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The fortress and Khasan-Abaa – one of the few historical attractions that is found tourists on the way to Ritsa lake. The fortress was built in the 9th-10th century ad in order to control the approaches to the gorge. Indeed, the fortress is very well located on a high hill, and it can be clearly seen from the road.

Today, the fortress ruins with a height of about 10 metres with very thick walls and a stone fence around it. Inside is impossible to get, unless using climbing equipment or ladders. Not to say that this place is definitely worth a visit, but if you like all kinds of antiquities, besides free, you can explore the castle a little closer.

🕐 Time of work: round the clock

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

🚶 How to reach: the fortress is located on the way to Ritsa lake on the other side of the river from the road (the fortress on the map). To see it from a distance and from the road, and to get directly to the ruins, you have to drive another kilometer further along the road to the suspension bridge, go on it and go back to the fortress. From Gagra to the fortress of 25 kilometers.

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BBB 11 April, 2019
Rest in Abkhazia often. Yes, there are bugs, lots of chaos, etc. But if you choose a good hotel then You will have a private, clean beaches and guarded Parking and service. I don't know which service people count 300 p a day!?
Never conflict with the local was not all very friendly. Even were I in the market in Gagra parked in not put place. Our cops would have long put, and where the local policeman just asked me to move the car. That's it!
And in Gagra the cleanest beach on the black sea coast from Anapa to Sukhum! And nature is so impressive that I could ...
Bogdanka 13 April, 2019
For beginners : In Gagra the dirty sea, because there is no sewage system and "good" of the entire city directly goes into the sea. Generally Gagra travel the city, if we talk about the beautiful nature, clean sea, air treatment etc - it's only a month. Pitsunda is located on ravnina, the sea in the Bay where dolphins normal, tree groves, many of the attractions and other entertainment. The attitude of the local population is very friendly. We are for 16 years and traveled all over Abkhazia, but in Pitsunda come back for 6 years. ...
admin 13 April, 2019

Yes, if it's a good hotel to choose, you soon and the sidewalks will be built, and the waterfront will do, the streets will clean up all the destroyed buildings quickly recovered while you have a rest, and nature is beautiful and not trash around organizes, and people are good and kind smiling on the street will bring to you.
You do not confuse a hotel booking. And besides Nenad about 300 rubles to tell. I was in Abkhazia in such barns stayed for 2000-3000 rubles per night for two adults and two children, that Mama do not cry. For the money in a normal warm countries (I mean Europe and Russia, just saying) chic environment to stay. Actually I have noticed that Abkhazia is touted only by those who have not been anywhere else to compare with. ...
admin 13 April, 2019

And I you 10 examples how he deceived the money, threw the housing, lied in the face. So ...
Silver APR 13, 2019
Sea nice and clean, but pebbles are very large, the children uncomfortable. ...
admin, April 15, 2019

Special shoes for swimming kupuyte, no problem at all, everything will be okay. ...
Taisiya April 27, 2019
Was in Abkhazia 5 times and still going. No bad attitudes from the local population did not notice. Delicious food,clean sea and wonderful nature. People,when are you going to Abkhazia,you have to understand that this is not Egypt and Turkey,where everything is included!!!The determinant that you want to get on holiday, and then write bad reviews. If you want, what would you "dust particles blown", you in other countries!!! ...
admin 28 April, 2019

Still, it is necessary to understand that this feedback is not about "population", and those who provide services to tourists. Ordinary people are mostly quite friendly, but the negativity comes from those who interact with tourists, and the taxi drivers, tenants of apartments, sellers of travel services. But most importantly, you yourself admit that it's not Turkey and Egypt, and in my opinion very far not even the resorts of the Russian Federation. And, you know, not all travel and leisure is reduced to all-inclusive, if that.
And yet, all constantly write about some of the beauty of nature in Abkhazia. I would like to understand the criteria that is that you under that beauty implies. Ritsa lake and sanctuary I agree, but where you there is still beauty seen? What is there more beautiful than on the other side of the border, give examples or transcript. I'm no beauty there I see, on the contrary all the spoils of ruin and dirt around. ...
Алена5107 May 7, 2019
Good day )advice please ,as is the case with the omission of the debtors in 2019,but if the availability of debt ,there is a risk that the husband for non-payment of taxes for the vehicle will not let ... ...
admin 7 May, 2019

Check for travel ban due to debt, not actual debt. If the bailiffs have been red-flagged, then it will not be released. Read more here all painted - https://nashaplaneta.net/europe/abkhazia/art-mozhno-li-vyekhat-v-abkhaziyu-s-dolgami ...

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