3Jvari Pass Travertine National Monument
Georgia’s unique geographical location is the reason for the diversity of its nature. Moving boulders, cliff pillars, deep canyons, volcanic formations, boiling lakes, and petrified forests – are all examples of impressive natural monuments and the creativity of nature. Travertine is a hard, porous, low-density, semi-crystalline rock, made as a result of the precipitation of calcium carbonate. It is often secreted from underground waters, creating stalactites and stalagmites in caves.