In 12th and 13th centuries, Tao-Klarjeti was a part of United Kingdom of Georgia. It was only in the 16th century when Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur led to the demise of the kingdom leading to Tao-Klarjeti becoming a part of modern day Turkey. The term Tao-Klarjeti comes from two provinces i.e. Tao and Klarjeti. Today, salient remnants of the principality’s spiritual influence remain placed in tiny Turkish villages among the visually fascinating Kaçkar Mountains near the Turkey-Georgia border.