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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.

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beautiful nature of Ukraine

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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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The Ukrainian Carpathians are part of the Carpathian mountain system located in the west of Ukraine, mainly in the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions.

As spring is just around the corner, let’s take a look at the Ukrainian Carpathians in April, when all the snow melted and the hillsides are covered with the first greenery. Photos by: Maxim Weise.

Sunny April day in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

sunny spring day in the mountains

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In the Carpathians the haymaking period usually begins in June and ends in September. At this time of the year, almost every picture taken here has amazing color transitions – from bright green to burning-orange.

It’s like a carpet of different shades which covers the slopes of the Carpathians. And of course Carpathian haystacks add a special charm. Photos by: Sergiy Kotko.

Yellow-green world of the Carpathians during haymaking, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing colors

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Khotyn fortress stands on the bank of the Dniester River in Khotyn town (Chernivtsi region), about 20 km from Kamenets Podolskiy.

Khotyn is one of the oldest Ukrainian towns emerged at the turn of the 10th-11th centuries. In the second half of the 13th century, by order of King Daniel Galitsky, a new stone fortress was built in place of the old wooden one; it became one of the strongest fortresses in Eastern Europe. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

fine example of medieval architecture

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Bila Krynytsya is a small village (170 people) located in Chernivtsi region, 12 km south of Chernivtsi city, near the border with Romania.

This village was the center of the Old Believers in Bukovina. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Old Believers, built in 1900-1908 by the means of Moscow merchant Gleb Ovsyannikov in honor of his son Alexander, is the main attraction of this place.

The Assumption Cathedral in Bila Krynytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting architectural monument

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State Historical and Architectural Reserve Khotyn fortress is a medieval fortress located in a small town of Khotyn in Chernivtsi region. It is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

Khotyn fortress is a magnificent example of medieval defensive architecture in Ukraine, one of the most significant architectural monuments of Bukovina. Photos by Alexandr Shvab

Khotyn fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

history comes alive here

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The Khotyn Fortress is an ancient medieval fortress located in Khotyn town (Chernivtsi oblast). It is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. Photo by Sergey Nik Melnik

The Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine

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Ukrainian Carpathians Mountains are the part of Carpathian mountain range, located mainly in western Ukraine on the territory of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia and Chernovtsy oblasts.

The length of Ukrainian Carpathians from San River to the sources of Suchava River is 280 km, width – 100 km. The total area is more than 24 thousand square km. The absolute height of the mountain range varies from 120-400 m in the foothills up to 1500-2000 m along the main ridge.

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Jun/11

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The ancient fortress of Khotyn

Khotyn is a small town located in Chernovtsy oblast. It is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine known from the year of 1002. One of the main attractions of Khotyn attracting tourists from all over the world is the magnificent ancient fortress.

Ancient Khotyn fortress view 1

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