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Dec/16

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Top 10 photos of Ukrainian nature in 2016

Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photo contest of the natural monuments and here are the best photos of the natural attractions of Ukraine taken in 2016.

Shypit waterfall – a hydrological natural monument located in the Ukrainian Carpathians, about 6 km from Pylypets village in Mizhhiria district of Zakarpattia oblast. Author: Yekaterina Krasnickaja.

Top 10 photos of Ukrainian nature in 2016, photo 1

beautiful nature of Ukraine

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Dec/16

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One hot summer day near Berdyansk

Let’s fast forward from chilly winter weather on a hot summer day on the coast of the Azov Sea.

The following pictures were taken in the vicinity of Berdyansk – a city in the Zaporozhye region situated on the northern coast of the Sea of Azov. Wheat has already been harvested and sunflower is still ripening. Photos by: Alexei Novik.

Hot summer day near Berdyansk, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful summer scenery

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Mala Rostivka is a small village with a population of about 200 people located in Oratovsky district of the Vinnitsa region. Tourists rarely visit this remote place that has one of the best preserved palaces in the region.

The history of the palace is very vague. The only thing that is known is that it was built by the general of the Russian army Zabotin in the early 20th century. Mala Rostivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of General Zabotin, Mala Rostivka, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful palace made of red bricks

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The historical and cultural complex “Castle Radomysl” is a private museum complex located in the town of Radomyshl in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km from Kiev. It was created by the Ukrainian medical doctor Olga Bogomolets.

“Castle Radomysl” was created in 2007-2011. Its basis is the building of an old mill (1902) built on the remains of an older foundation. Castle Radomysl on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Grinkevich.

Castle Radomysl, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of Castle Radomysl

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Oct/16

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Cosmas and Damian Church in Kolentsi

Kolentsi is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in Ivankivsky district of the Kyiv region, on the left bank of the Teteriv River.

The main attraction of the village is a wooden Church of Cosmas and Damian built in 1874. This is a rare and original example of folk architecture. Kolentsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Cosmas and Damian Church, Kolentsi, Ukraine, photo 1

unique church

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The wooden Greek-Catholic church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit is an architectural monument of the 18th century located in the village of Kolochava in Mizhgirya district of the Zakarpattia region.

The church in Baroque style was built of spruce boards by the master Ferenc Tekke in 1795. Since 1953, this beautiful building was used as a museum of atheism. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Spirit Church, Kolochava, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent wooden church

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Pidhirtsi Castle is a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications. It is located in the village of Pidhirtsi in the east of the Lviv region.

The castle has a square shape. From the east, south and west it is surrounded by a line of fortifications, a moat and ramparts. Pidhirtsi, Olesko and Zolochiv castles form the “Golden Horseshoe of Ukraine” – a tourist route of the castles of the Lviv region. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Pidhirtsi Castle, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the castle

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Sokilsky Ridge is located in Pokutsko-Bukovina Carpathians (part of the Ukrainian Carpathians), south of Kolomyya, in the Kosovsky district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

The length of the ridge is about 15 km, the maximum height – 940 m. It stretches from the northwest to the southeast between the rivers Ribnitsa and Cheremosh, from Sokolivka village to Velykyi Rozhyn village. Sokilsky Ridge on Google Maps. Photos by: Oleksandr Kotenko.

Golden autumn, Sokilsky Ridge, the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

golden autumn in all its glory

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Sep/16

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One foggy autumn morning in the Carpathians

The Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the west of Ukraine mainly in the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions, are beautiful at any time of the year! One foggy morning in September. Photos by: Maxim Weise.

One misty autumn morning in the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful autumn landscapes

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Olesko Castle is an architectural monument of the 14th-17th centuries, located near the village of Olesko in the Bussky district of the Lviv region. John III Sobieski, one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was born here.

It is one of the oldest buildings in Galicia. The castle was built at the crossroads of ancient trade routes from Wallachia and Hungary to Volyn, and was the key to this land. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Olesko Castle, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

stroll around the castle

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