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The Northern Prychornomoria, literally meaning “territory along the Black Sea coast”, is a historical and geographical region located in southern Ukraine.

This is a steppe and forest-steppe zone enveloping the Black and Azov Seas in the north, from the Black Sea coast of Romania to the western part of the North Caucasus. The largest ports of Ukraine, the mouths of the main Ukrainian rivers, the remains of ancient Greek settlements are located here.

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Urman is a village with a population of about 600 people located in the Berezhany district of the Ternopil region, 65 km west of Ternopil.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul built in 1668, a monument of architecture of national importance. Urman on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Urman, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting wooden church

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Lukavets is a small village with a population of about 200 people located in the Brody district of the Lviv region, about 95 km east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, a monument of architecture of national importance. This wooden church, built in 1740, was restored in 1879. In 1979, its walls were covered with tin. Lukavets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Virgin Church in Lukavets, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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Stari Petlykivtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Buchach district of the Ternopil region, about 60 km south-west of Ternopil.

Here you can see an interesting Catholic church built relatively recently, in 1924-1931 – the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Stari Petlykivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church in Stari Petlykivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque Catholic church

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Pryozerne is a small village with a population of about 460 people located in the Rohatyn district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 79 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk.

The main attraction of this village is a picturesque two-stored mansion built in neo-baroque style in the late 19th century. Ray’s Mansion on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Abandoned Ray Mansion in Pryozerne, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful abandoned palace

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Attractions of Tavria

Tavria is the old historical name of the steppe region located between the Dnieper and the Molochna rivers within the territory of the Zaporizhzhya and Kherson regions, in the south of Ukraine.

Tavria is known for its endless bodies of water, reeds, sandy landscapes, the largest uninhabited island in Ukraine, unique flora and fauna. English subtitles are available.

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Attractions of Northern Bukovina

Bukovina is a historical region located between the middle reaches of the Dniester River and the main Carpathian range, in the Chernivtsi region of Ukraine and Romania.

Bukovina is known for its beautiful landscapes and unique people, rich history and culture.

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Bishche (Buszcze in Polish), founded in 1086, is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the Berezhany district of the Ternopil region, 66 km west of Ternopil.

The main attraction of the village is the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1624-1638) – a defensive religious building, an architectural monument of national importance. Bishche on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Defensive Roman Catholic Church in Bishche, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque defensive church

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Bairaky is a large village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the southeast of the Chernivtsi region, 29 km from Chernivtsi.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin combining the Baroque style and the Galician school of church architecture. Bairaky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Bairaky, Ukraine, photo 1

church with built-in iconostasis

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Radenychi is a village with a population of about 1,100 people located in the west of the Lviv region, 77 km from Lviv.

On the territory of the village there is the second oldest wooden Catholic church in Ukraine – the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in 1754. Radenychi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Second Oldest Wooden Catholic Church in Ukraine, photo 1

old wooden church

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