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Tbilisi’s Vake park to merge with Turtle Lake as cultural heritage site

Wednesday, July 26
Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi will soon have one of the biggest recreational zones after its two major green spaces, Vake Park and Turtle Lake, will be merged.

Both recreational zones are located in Tbilisi’s Vake district. With a recently renovated cable car Vake Park is already linked to Turtle Lake which is on the top of the park.

People can enter Vake Park from Chavchavadze avenue and spend their time at an area with hundreds of thousands of conifers, deciduous fruit trees and shrubs.

From the park it is possible to move up to Turtle Lake - a popular recreational area located at the top of a hill that overlooks Vake district - where people can walk around a small lake, or walk a short distance down the hill to the Tbilisi Open Air Museum of Ethnography, which displays examples of historic folk architecture and craftwork from various regions of Georgia.

Tbilisi City Hall today announced that after increasing the territory of Vake Park by adding it Turtle Lake area, the whole recreational zone will be granted the cultural heritage status.

As of today the Vake Park is spread over 18 ha of territory. After merging with Turtle Lake its territory will reach 34 ha. (