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Tsalenjikha is located on the edge of Egrisi Mountain range, 30 km (18 miles) from Zugdidi. Historically, Tsalenjikha functioned as a residence for the Dadiani princes of Mingrelia and a bishop’s cathedra within the medieval Cathedral of the Savior (12-14th cc), a central cross-domed church best known for its unique cycle of murals. In the village of Chkvaleri, located a 40 minute drive away from Tsalenjikha, you can find the beautiful Intsra Waterfall. You can take a marshutka from Zugdidi to Jvari (around 1 hour drive, 1 USD) and find Chkvaleri just 5 km (2 miles) further. You can walk or pay 3 USD for a taxi. There is also a scheduled, direct bus from Zugdidi to Chkvaleri. It usually leaves from Zugdidi in the afternoon for 2 USD.
From Chkvaleri there is nice hiking trail to Kuakantsalia or “The Swinging Stone”. The rock stands on a limestone massif and with a simple touch from a human, make the giant rock wobble. It is located on Kvira Mountain, which offers a picturesque view of the Enguri River Lowlands. Enguri Dam, near Jvari, is the world’s second highest concrete arch dam with a height of 271.5 metres (890 ft). It offers spectacular views, so we recommend you to stop by when you are traveling in the area.