Yeni Rabat Church

Yeni Rabat Church was built in the Kingdom of Georgia era, in the 10th–11th centuries. This church is usually associated with the Satberdi Monastery; however, Satberdi was built in the Klarjeti region, today's Okumuslar Village, as a Georgian Orthodox Church in the 9th century. Between the villages of Bulanik and Okumuslar, it is about 1 a half hours' drive. The church especially caught attention with the southern façade decorations. Triangular niches that reflect the inner plan outward, characteristic of medieval architecture in the region, can be explored too, and it has been known that the triangular niches were rarely used in the dome drum in Tao-Klarjeti (Georgian region in north-eastern Turkey) architecture.