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Title: Lykhny  
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Subject: Loo Microdistrict, Ochamchira, Chkhalta, Adzyubzha, Leselidze (town)
Collection: Populated Places in Gudauta District
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Church of the Virgin Mary

Lykhny (

See also

  • Shervashidze, L. Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia. 1983. Book 6. p. 271.


Lykhnashta, a large square located centrally in the village, is one of the seven shrines of the Abkhaz people and the place where is held the harvest festival every October. The square was also the place of the gathering of all the Abkhaz in 1931 and 1989.

Ruins of the palace of the Shervashidze princes

. Khipsta River (built in the 7th century) is located at the edge of the village on the left bank of the Abaanta attacked the village). An older monument, the fortress of punitive expedition (the palace collapsed in 1866 when the Russian Abkhazia. There are several important historical monuments in and around Lykhny. Of particular importance are the 10-11th century Church of the Virgin Mary and the ruins of a two-storey palace which was used as a residence by the princes of Gudauta plain of Abkhazia at an elevation of 50 meters above sea level. Lykhny is located five kilometers from the administrative center of Black Sea coast. The village lies along the narrow Black Sea, a disputed region on the Abkhazia District of Gudauta: Лыхны) is a village in the Russian and Abkhaz, ლიხნი

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