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Nov/17

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Attractions of Ukrainian Bessarabia

Bessarabia is a historical region located in south-eastern Europe between the Black Sea and the Danube, Prut, and Dniester rivers. Today, the coastal and northern parts of Bessabaria belong to Ukraine, the central part – to Moldova.

This video is a short overview of the sights of Ukrainian Bessarabia (turn the subtitles on).

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Nov/17

9

Mukachevo – walk through the town center

Mukachevo is a town with a population of about 86,000 people located in the central part of the Zakarpattia region, 41 km south-east of Uzhhorod.

The town has a high tourist potential for both Ukrainian tourists and foreigners. Ukrainians like to come here to visit the Palanok Castle, St. Nicholas Convent, as well as the town center with its paved streets and cozy cafes. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

explore the center of Mukachevo

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Volya-Vysotska is a village with a population of about 1,700 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1598) – one of the oldest wooden churches in Ukraine and an architectural monument of national importance located near the highway Lviv – Rava-Ruska, near the cemetery. Volya-Vysotska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

colorful wooden church

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Medzhybizh Fortress is located in the village of Medzhybizh in the upper reaches of the Southern Buh River, 30 km east of Khmelnitsky and 4 km north of the highway E50 (M12).

This monument of fortification architecture built in the Renaissance style in the middle of the 16th century is included in the State Register of the National Cultural Heritage of Ukraine. Medzhybizh Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque fortress

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The former estate of Sharivka, located in the south-west of the Kharkiv region on the bank of the Merchyk River, is one of the most beautiful palace and park complexes in Ukraine.

The main attraction is the Sharivka Palace – a white stone manor house built in the neo-Gothic style. Locals also call it the “White Swan”. Sharivka Palace on Google Maps.

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Berehove is a small town with a population of about 24 thousand people located in the south-west of the Zakarpattia region of Ukraine, 69 km from Uzhhorod by road, near the border with Hungary.

This town is the main center of Hungarian culture in Zakarpattia, the Hungarians make up about half of the town’s population. That’s why besides the Ukrainian, the Hungarian language is common here and has the official status of a regional language. Berehove on Google Maps. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

walk around Berehove

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Sep/17

9

Greek Catholic Monastery in Krekhiv

Krekhiv monastery of St. Nicholas Fathers Basilian, founded in 1612, is located in the village of Krekhiv in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region, about 40 km north-west of Lviv.

The monastery ensemble is a monument of architecture of national importance of the 17th-18th centuries. The walled area of the monastery has the shape of an irregular pentagon.

fly over the monastery

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Lutsk High Castle also known as Lubart’s Castle is one of the largest, oldest and best-preserved castles in Ukraine, a monument of architecture and history of national importance.

The castle is the main object of the historical and cultural reserve “Old Lutsk”, it is the oldest building in Lutsk. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

beautiful Medieval castle

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In Zaporozhye there is a museum about which even many locals do not know. Opened in 2012, it is located practically in the center of the city.

Let’s go on an excursion to the Museum of Engineering of Boguslaev also known as the Museum of Aviation and High Technologies “Motor Sich”. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

explore the museum

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Aug/17

24

Kaminne Selo State Geological Reserve

Kaminne Selo (literally meaning “stone village”) is one of the little-known interesting places in Ukraine – several hectares of forest on which large boulders are scattered.

A lot of these stones resemble rural houses, there is a “square” with a “school”, and even a “church”. Most tourists visit a stone with “footprints of God”, there is a special ladder attached to it. Photos by: nastya_paw.

very mysterious place

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