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“Kiev in Miniature” is located in a picturesque place on the banks of the Dnieper River in Hidropark in Kiev. This mini city has diverse collection of buildings constructed in 1:33 scale. The park shows the most famous architectural landmarks of present Kiev and other Ukrainian cities.

The park was opened on June 23, 2006. The total area is about 2 hectares. It took nearly four years to make all 48 models presented in the park. At this time the population of mini Kiev is 700 inhabitants and it is growing every day. Photos by vaita

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Odessa, a wonderful city standing on the Black Sea coast, is often called the “Pearl of the South”. Odessa has special architectural style and ambiance.

Fortunately, most of the marvelous buildings that went up in Odessa during the 18th and 19th centuries were only partially damaged during the Second World War. That means Odessa retains the charm of yesteryear.

Odessa residents are known to be hospitable, warmhearted, independent, proud – and to possess a sophisticated sense of humor. Odessa city holds festivals of humor and satire every year on April 1.

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Chernivtsi is a city in south-western Ukraine, 40 km north of the border with Romania, the administrative center of Chernivtsi region. The city is the historic center of Bukovina and, along with Lviv is the cultural center of western Ukraine.

Over the centuries, Chernivtsi formed as a city with a unique multi-style architecture and rich cultural heritage. It is one of the few cities in Ukraine, which is rightly considered the jewel of architecture. Photos by horoshiyblog

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The palace of the Crimean Khans

Bakhchisaray Khan’s Palace, the former residence of the Crimean Khans, is a historical and cultural monument of world importance, the world’s only example of the Crimean Tatar palace architecture. The palace is part of Bakhchisaray Historical and Cultural Reserve located in Bakhchisaray town, Crimea.

Entry to the museum is free, but you need a guided tour to get inside the palace. The territory of the palace complex is 4.3 hectares. The architectural style of the palace continues the tradition of Ottoman architecture of the 16th-17th centuries. Photos by Alexander Lipilin

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Boryspil International Airport is the largest airport in Ukraine. The airport is located 18.5 km east of the entrance to Kyiv, in Boryspil city. The airport serves about 60% of international air transportation in Ukraine.

The airport has several terminals: one of the main terminals is terminal “F” (international flights, mainly charter and low cost airlines), which was opened recently, in late 2010. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh

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Sep/12

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Picturesque landscapes of Zakarpattia region

Zakarpattia (Transcarpathian) region is located in the south-western slopes and foothills of the Eastern Carpathians, and also includes the Carpathian lowland. In the south the region borders on Romania, in the south-west – Hungary, in the west – Slovakia and in the north-west – Poland.

Thus, the region is a kind of Ukrainian “window to Europe.” About 80% of the area are the Carpathian Mountains. Transcarpathian region is Ukrainian key tourist area of national importance. It is also one of the centers of winter sports in Ukraine. Photos by l_z_foto

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Dnepropetrovsk (Ukrainian spelling Dnipropetrovsk) is the fourth largest city in Ukraine (population about 1 million). The city is an administrative center of Dnepropetrovsk oblast located in the south-central part of Ukraine.

Dnepropetrovsk is one of the largest industrial, economic and transport centers, the center of metallurgy and space capital of Ukraine. Also informally the city is a business capital of the country. Dnepropetrovsk has a number of beautiful churches, museums, monuments, boulevards, and other sights.

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Sep/12

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Picturesque landscapes of Crimea

Crimea was one of the most famous resorts in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union since the 18th century. Today Crimea remains a favorite resort of Ukrainians and Russians because of its warm sea, clean air and bright sun.

Other reasons why Crimea is popular include hot springs, mineral waters and the mud baths of Saky. A series of invasions has made the art, architecture and other parts of culture of Crimea what it is today. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

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Aug/12

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The landscapes of Korsun-Shevchenkovskiy Park

Korsun-Shevchenkovskiy Park is a beautiful monument of landscape architecture located about 150 kilometers from Kiev in Cherkassy oblast. This park is the part of Korsun-Shevchenkovskiy historical and cultural reserve, landscape art monument of national importance.

The park in the style of English landscape parks was founded in 1782. The park is situated on three islands and the right bank of the river Ros. Bridges connect the islands to each other and to the banks of the river. Photos by takie_tam

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Aug/12

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The tour of Ivano-Frankivsk sights

According to the impressions of people who visited Ivano-Frankivsk, it is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine.

Not so long ago, we added information about main sights of Ivano-Frankivsk, and now let’s look at how they and the streets of the city look. Photos by horoshiyblog

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