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May/17

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Palanok Castle in Mukacheve

The Palanok Castle, also known as Mukacheve Castle, is the main attraction of the town of Mukacheve located in the Zakarpattia region. The castle stands on a 68-meter-high hill of volcanic origin, the total area of the castle is 13,930 square meters.

The exact date of the founding of the castle is unknown. For the first time it was mentioned in documents in the 11th century. The fortifications were built and rebuilt several times. The castle’s buildings that have survived to this day belong to the 14th-17th centuries. Today, there is a historical museum here. Photos by: Igor Salnikov.

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Dilove is a village with a population of about 2,500 people located in the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region, 190 km from Uzhhorod and 140 km from Ivano-Frankivsk, 50 km from the border with Romania.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (1750) – a unique monument of folk wooden architecture and a true national cultural treasure. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

interesting wooden church

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Mar/17

23

Winter on the mountain range Pishkonya

Pishkonya, a mountain range in the Ukrainian Carpathians, is located in the southeastern part of Mizhhiria district of the Zakarpattia region, within the National Park “Synevyr”.

The highest peaks are Nehrovets (1,707 m), Yasnovets (1,600 m), Darvayka (1,501 m). The most convenient ways to climb the range begin in the villages of Synevyr and Kolochava. Pishkonya on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Medvedev.

let’s go hiking in the mountains

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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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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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Sep/16

28

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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Pylypets is a village with a population of 1.4 thousand people located in Mizhgirya district of the Zakarpattia region, about 120 km east of Uzhhorod. First of all this place is known as a ski resort.

However, the village has some other attractions. Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, built of spruce boards presumably in 1759-1762, is one of them.

Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in Pylypets, Ukraine, photo 1

nice wooden church

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Church of St. Nicholas, built in the 17th century, is the main attraction of the village of Chornoholova located in Velykobereznyansky district of the Zakarpattia region.

Chornoholova wooden church belongs to the best examples of Carpathian folk architecture embodying the latest achievements of the Baroque. Chornoholova on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Church, Chornoholova, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Aug/16

8

Let’s go hiking on Chornohora range

Chornohora mountain range is one of the most beautiful places in Ukraine stretching for 40 kilometers from north-west to south-east. It is a border between Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts.

Chornohora is the highest mountain system in Ukraine. Only here you can find mountain peaks about 2 km high. This mountain range is known for its preserved mountain ecosystems and virgin forests. The area is part of the Carpathian reserve and Carpathian national park. Photos by: levk_777.

Chornohora range, Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

go to the mountains

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Jul/16

28

The Oldest Wooden Church in Ukraine

Church of St. Nicholas (1470) in the village of Kolodne in Tyachiv district of the Zakarpattia region is the oldest monument of wooden church building in Ukraine.

The church stands on a small hill in the village center, near the intersection of the main street and a mountain stream.

The oldest wooden church in Ukraine, photo 1

the oldest wooden church in Ukraine

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