Lykhny village is situated in the Gudauta district of Abkhazia. Located 5 km north-west of the regional center of Gudauta in a flat area. Administratively, the village is the administrative center Lykhny village administration, in the past - Lykhny village council. Lykhny - the largest village in Abkhazia. The village is one of the seven sanctuaries Abkhaz - mated-nykha.
History of Lykhny began 1,500 years ago. It is the historical center of Bzybskaya Abkhazia. From 1808 to 1864 was the official residence of the sovereign prince of Abkhazia and its capital.
Attraction of Lykhny is a complex of X century (ruins), which includes the summer palace of the kings of Abkhazian and summer residence of the ruling princes Chachba. It was destroyed as V. Strazhev notes in his study "The Ruins of Abkhazia" in 1866 on the orders of Russian authorities after the uprising in Lykhni, as well as the current cross-domed church of the Assumption X-XI centuries with a rich fresco of the XIV century. Inside the church is the tomb of Prince Safarbey Chachba-Shervashidze in which Abkhazia became part of the Russian Empire.
On the outskirts of the village - the ruins of a Christian church of VI-VII centuries. Every year in October, in the village on a centrally located extensive glade Lyhnashta ("Lykhny Meadow") celebrated the harvest festival.
Lykhny badly damaged by makhadjirstvo - forced evictions of the Abkhazian population in Turkey during the second half of the XIX century.
In 1989 Lyhnashta clearing in the center of the village became a place of national gathering of the Abkhazian people.
In the Stalin period in the settlement of the Georgian Adzhimchigra resettled farmers who lived here until the beginning of the Georgian-Abkhaz war. Bambora village, referring also to the Lykhny administration, Russian was inhabited from the end of the XIX century. Currently, the Russian population in Bambora greatly reduced.
In the center of the clearing Lyhnashta at a monument to the natives of the village - the victims of the Georgian-Abkhazian war of 1992-1993 with a complete list of victims.