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Libukhova is a village of about 300 people located 120 km southwest of Lviv. Here you can see an interesting wooden church, a distinctive feature of which is a massive pyramidal roof – the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1820).

In 1962, the church was closed by the Soviet authorities, but the community continued to take care of it. In 1989, the church was returned to the believers. Libukhova on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Intercession of the Virgin Mary in Libukhova, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual pyramidal church

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Lazeshchyna is a large village with a population of about 4 thousand people located near the Yablunytskyj Pass, at the foot of the Petros and Hoverla mountains, in the southeast of Zakarpattia Oblast.

One of the local attractions is the wooden Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, a typical example of Hutsul sacral architecture, built in 1827. In 1907, it was covered with an unusual turquoise color tin. Lazeshchyna on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Lazeshchyna, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

church of unusual color

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Oct/20

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St. Josaphat Church in Bachyna

Bachyna is a village of about 300 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 88 km southwest of Lviv. The main attraction of this place is a wooden church built on a hill in the middle of the village in 1868.

By its structure and silhouette, it is the only such building in Ukraine. Initially, it had the name of the Holy Trinity. In 1918, the church was renamed in honor of St. Josaphat. Bachyna on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Josaphat Church in Bachyna, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very sparkly church

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Slavske is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 3,500 people located on the territory of Lviv Oblast, about 138 km south-west of Lviv. It is the largest and most famous ski resort in Ukraine situated in a picturesque river valley deep in the Ukrainian Carpathians.

However, it is a great place at any time of the year. In summer, it attracts tourists by the following activities: hiking, cycling and horseback riding, swimming in mountain rivers, ATV trips, fishing, as well as excursions in the surrounding area. Slavske on Google Maps. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Summer in Slavske, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

summer in the Ukrainian Carpathians

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Sep/20

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Church of the Holy Trinity in Shpykolosy

Shpykolosy is a small village with a population of about 300 people located in the north of Lviv Oblast. The main attraction of the village is the wooden church of the Holy Trinity built in 1850.

Since the village was part of the Russian Empire, the church has an architecture typical for the churches of Volhynia of that time and is painted blue, which is also typical for Volhynia church architecture. It is the only wooden church on the territory of Lviv Oblast, which represents the church architecture of the times of the Russian Empire. Shpykolosy on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Trinity in Shpykolosy, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Orthodox church

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Sep/20

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Great City Cycling Trips in Ukraine

Are you interested in exploring the unexploited cycling routes that have not been conquered yet? Well, in Ukraine, you’ll find plenty of cycling routes that have maintained the local traditions and appeal. If you are looking for holiday bikepacking tips, then this piece is for you. Here, you’ll learn of great city cycling destinations in the Ukraine you can explore.

Cycling in Lviv, Ukraine

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Pervyatychi is a village with a population of about 600 people located in the territory of Lviv Oblast, about 97 km north-east of Lviv.

In the center of the village there is a picturesque wooden church – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel built at the expense of the landowner Adam Shimanovsky in 1738. Pervyatychi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Pervyatychi, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Aug/20

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Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk

Khmilnyk is a town with a population of about 27 thousand people located in the north-west of Vinnytsia Oblast, about 63 km from Vinnytsia.

The most interesting architectural monument of the town is the Palace of Count Konstantin Ksido (1911-1915) built by the architect Ivan Fomin on the foundations of the Lithuanian castle of the 16th century. Khmilnyk on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very unusual palace

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Zhuzhelyany, first mentioned in 1578, is a village with a population of about 600 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 76 km north of Lviv. Until 1951, the village was part of Poland. It came under the control of the USSR as part of an agreement on the alignment of the Polish-Soviet border.

The main architectural sight of the village is the wooden Church of the Resurrection (1870) standing on its southern outskirts. During the Soviet period, from 1952 to 1989, the church was closed and used as a collective farm warehouse. Zhuzhelyany on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Resurrection in Zhuzhelyany, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque church

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Despite Ukraine is not one of the biggest or most developed countries in Europe, it is the exact place you will come again and again. Cozy cities, friendly people and a welcoming atmosphere attract not only international tourists but also an increasing number of students. Rich history, majestic architecture, eye-catching nature, and a diversity of other attractions will not leave any visitor indifferent.

Additionally, it is inevitable to mention the excellent educational system that gives students an opportunity to get degrees in economy, finance, business, international relations, psychology, philology, and other areas. Following the statistics, over 75 thousand international students from around 150 countries study in Ukraine.

Kyiv - the capital of Ukraine, photo 1

study in Ukraine

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