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Botanical garden in Krivoy Rog is a state research institution of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The total area of the garden is 52.4 hectares. The cost of the ticket is 6 Hryvnas (less than 1 USD).

The collection includes hundreds of various types of plants. Since 2004, the collection of trees and shrubs is recognized as national treasure of Ukraine.

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beautiful diversity of fall colors




Amazing Sunrise at Cape Kiik-Atlama in Crimea

Steep, far out into the sea Cape Kiik-Atlama is located in the south-eastern Crimea, south of Feodosia.

Photographer Sergey Anashkevitch has captured the stunning beauty of the dawn when everything is colored in orange and red tones and the water is like mercury. Cape Kiik-Atlama location on Google Maps.

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magnificent views




Karadag Nature Reserve – the Sea Trip

Kara Dag is a volcanic mountain range located in the south-eastern Crimea, on the Black Sea coast. “Kara Dag” is translated from Turkish and Crimean Tatar language as “black mountain”.

Karadag Nature Reserve which includes the territory of the mountain range and the surrounding marine area was created in 1979.

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more picturesque landscapes

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Belaya Skala – a Natural Monument in Crimea

Belaya Skala (“White Rock”) or Aq Qaya is a rock in Crimea, located near the village of Belaya Skala. Vertical white rocky wall dominates the valley of the Biyuk-Karasu River. Elevation between the valley and the top of the cliff is 100 meters.

It was formed by erosion and weathering of limestone and sandstone. From 1981, this rock is a natural monument of republican importance.

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unusual for Ukraine landscapes

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The mystical beauty of the Carpathians

The Carpathian Mountains is the mountain range located in Central Europe. Ukrainian Carpathians are situated in the west of Ukraine mainly in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia and Chernivtsi regions.

Mountainous terrain stretches for about 280 km. Hoverla Mountain (2061 meters) is the highest point of Ukraine. In rainy and foggy weather, this region is particularly dark and mysterious. Photos by Richard Zorge

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gloomy mysterious forest

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Regional Landscape Park “The Generals’ Beaches” is also called “The Coast of 1000 Bays.” In Crimea, along the coast of the Azov Sea, from Zolotoy to Kurortny villages, you can find wild and rarely visited recreation area.

From 1947 to 1972, the Karalarsky steppe was used as military training ground for air support of testing of nuclear and thermonuclear weapons of the Soviet Air Force.

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enjoy the beautiful sunset


The Carpathian National Park was founded in 1968. The park is located in Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions of Ukraine, in the Eastern Carpathians.

The total area of the national park is 12,672 hectares: 11,657 hectares are covered by forests, 453 hectares are grassland and 51 ha – various bodies of water. The park consists of three reserves: Goverlyansky, Chernogorsky, and Ugolsky.

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let’s walk through the woods

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Beauty of Opuksky Nature Reserve

A unique piece of nature – Opuksky Nature Reserve – is situated at the southern end of the Kerch Peninsula in Crimea. This is one of the youngest nature reserves of Ukraine. It was founded in 1998 and combined more than twenty landscape and natural sites on the area of about 1,500 hectares.

One of the highest points of the Kerch peninsula – Opuk Mountain (184 meters above sea level) – is located here. Many species of animals listed in the Red Book of Ukraine are found in the reserve and coastal waters.

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take a walk on the reserve

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Spring in the Carpathian Mountains

Carpathians is a mountain system located in Central Europe, on the territory of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and partly in Austria. In Ukraine, the Carpathian Mountains cover about 80% of the Zakarpattia region.

This is the only region of Ukraine, which borders with Slovakia and Hungary. Resort resources of the region are mainly mineral water and climate. Zakarpattia region is an important area of tourism in Ukraine. This region is beautiful in all seasons. Photos by sav-in

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The Ghost Valley is an area in the Crimea, the concentration of fantastically shaped rocks on the western slope of the southern ridge of Demerji massif (near Alushta).

Their shapes resemble mysterious statues of humans, animals, creatures from fairy tales, various objects, and depending on the time of day and lighting their shapes are changing.

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