Telavi is administrative and economic center of Kakheti region. It became a town in VIII-X centuries as the capital of the Kingdom of Rahns and Kakhs. From XII century when David Agmashenebeli annuled the Kingdom of Kakheti and Hereti, Telavi lost its importance and continued development as a small town. From 60-ies of the XVII century Telavi is again the capital of Kakheti Kingdom. From that period to this day Batonis Tsikhe (Master’s Frotress), ’Fortress of Vakhvakhishvili’, ’Korchibashvili Fortress’ and Old Fence have been preserved.