Zugdidi Municipality is a beautiful part of the country with an ancient culture and outstanding sights. Here you’ll find the remains of pre-Christian civilizations, ancient fortresses, unique churches, and stunning nature. Tsaishi village being a part of the municipality is known for its mineral healing springs and important piece of Georgian history.
One of the main attractions in Tsaishi are the hyperthermic and hypothermic mineral waters, whose healing properties were noted by the historian Vakhushti Batonishvili in the 18th century.
A five to six-meter-deep pool made of hewn stones has been found at one of the springs, which scholars think was in use even before the common era.
18 of Tsaishi’s mineral springs have recently been studied by scientists who established that the hypothermic mineral water here has a very unique composition. The water contains a large amount of silica acid, which provides an antitoxin and antiseptic effect, regulates metabolic processes, and improves bone, cartilage and the skin, all while also reducing the risk of developing plaque in the arteries.
The soil in this area is pitch-black to a depth of two or three meters where the springs emerge. This is the so-called “spring mud”, which is used in various healing procedures.
Tsaishi was recognized as a resort at the beginning of the 20th century, when the mineral waters were rediscovered here in 1956.
At the moment, Tsaishi is not functioning as a resort.
Tsaishi has mild, snowless winters and humid summers, which means you can visit Tsaishi any time of the year.
The natural environment of Tsaishi is also stunning. Here you’ll find trees that are 400 to 600 years old, including zelkovas, which is a very rare specie. You’ll also find a massive linden tree in the yard of Tsaishi Mother of God Church, which is 600 years old, and a 100-year-old magnolia in the yard of the writer and public figure, Iona Meunargia’s house museum.