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Mar/17

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Ancient Castle in the Town of Ostroh

Ostroh, first mentioned in 1100, is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located in the Rivne region, 48 km south-east of Rivne.

The most famous landmark of the town is the Ostroh Castle standing on a hilltop. The castle was built on the site of the wooden fortifications of the times of Kievan Rus, destroyed by the Mongols in 1241. Ostroh on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

explore the remains of the castle

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Khotyn, located in the present Chernivtsi region, is one of the most ancient towns of Ukraine. It was founded as a border fortress in the beginning of the 11th century.

Built near an important crossing on the Middle Dniester, the town quickly developed and became an important defense and trade center of this territory. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

explore the magnificent fortress of Khotyn

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Mar/17

9

Church of St. Dmitry in Kozyari

Kozyari is a village with a population of about 200 people located in Podvolochisky district of the Ternopil region. The main attraction of the village is a magnificent wooden church of St. Dmitry built in 1645.

The building stands on the cemetery, near a new stone church, in the northern part of the village. Kozyari on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

nice wooden church

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Budaniv is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in Terebovlya district of the Ternopil region.

The main attraction of the village is a stone castle built in the early 17th century on the site of the burnt wooden castle.

fly over the castle

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Lychkivtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in Husyatyn district of the Ternopil region, about 72 km southeast of Ternopil.

In the early 20th century, Polish landowner Timelman (or Kimelman) built a manor house resembling a small palace in this village. The building was constructed in the Romantic style with Baroque elements. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque mini-palace

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Kasperivtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in Zalishchyky district of the Ternopil region.

The main attraction of the village is an Orthodox church of St. George built in the middle of the 17th century. It is a rare example of religious-defensive architecture. Kasperivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

rare example of religious-defensive architecture

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Ozeryany is a small village with a population of about 1,900 people located in Borshchiv district of the Ternopil region.

The main attraction of the village is Catholic Church of St. Anna built in the middle of the 19th century and consecrated in 1875. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

classic Gothic architecture

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Jan/17

30

Wooden Church of St. Nicholas in Sapohiv

Sapohiv is a small village with a population of about 800 people located in the central part of Borshchiv district in the Ternopil region. For the first time the village was mentioned in 1564.

The main attraction of Sapohiv is a beautiful wooden church named after St. Nicholas. This masterpiece of Podolia folk wooden architecture was built on a hill overlooking the village in 1777. Sapohiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden St. Nicholas Church, Sapohiv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Dec/16

12

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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