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Bukovets’ is a village of about 450 people located in Zakarpattia Oblast, about 125 km east of Uzhhorod. The main attraction of this village is the wooden Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1808), a cultural heritage site of national importance.

There was no place for a bell tower near the church, and therefore it was placed a little higher, thanks to which the whole ensemble acquired its originality. Bukovets’ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bukovets', Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Church of St. Basil in Likitsary

Likitsary is a small highland village of less than 50 residents located in the west of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 45 km northeast of Uzhhorod.

The main local attraction is the wooden Church of St. Basil, an architectural monument of national importance. The church was built of spruce beams in the 17th century. It acquired its current form after the reconstruction made in 1748. Likitsary on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Basil in Likitsary, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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If you’ve been up to date with the news over the first few months of 2022, you probably know that the Russian-Ukraine conflict has been a consistent headline, with airstrikes, missiles, and gunfire being exchanged.

Despite the current situation, however, Ukraine remains to be among the most beautiful countries in Europe, thanks to its diverse landscapes and numerous attractions like the Tunnel of Love, botanical gardens, parks, and much more. This is not to forget that it is the second largest country in Europe by area.

The culture here is well-preserved, and the women are as beautiful as the gorgeous blooms that you will come across regularly during your visit in inevitable times of peace. Having said that, below is a brief list of the top 5 picturesque blooms in Ukraine, from daisies to chrysanthemums.

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Vovkiv is a small village of about 300 people located in the Lviv region, about 21 km south of the center of Lviv.

One of the main attractions of this place is the wooden Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a bell tower, built in 1702-1706. The buildings are included in the register of architectural monuments of local importance. Vovkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vovkiv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Deshkovytsya is a village of about 600 people located in the central part of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 76 km southeast of Uzhhorod.

Here you can find a wooden three-story architectural monument of national importance – the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, built in the 18th century and rebuilt in 1839. Deshkovytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Deshkovytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

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Many people worldwide either misinterpret Ukraine and believe it is hazardous to visit, or they are unaware that Ukraine even exists in eastern Europe. Ukraine has a unique history and culture, represented in many historical sites and hidden gems around the nation.

If you’re looking to visit Ukraine, don’t forget to check out online casinos in Ukraine. In this article, we have a list of interesting places that will charm both local tourists and foreign tourists alike. From old town locations rich with history to breathtaking natural views, this list has something for everyone.

Hidden gems of Ukraine

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Kolodne is a village of about 2,000 people located in the southeastern part of Zakarpattia Oblast in western Ukraine.

Here you can see one of the oldest monuments of wooden architecture in Ukraine and Europe – the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, originally built in 1470. Subsequent reconstructions were done in the 16th and 18th centuries. Kolodne on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Kolodne, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

one of the oldest churched in Ukraine

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Church of St. Demetrius in Losynets

Losynets is a small village with a population of about 700 people located on the territory of Lviv Oblast in the very west of Ukraine, about 130 km southwest of Lviv.

Here you can see a picturesque wooden church built in 1892. Next to it there is a bell tower (1725), which is included in the register of architectural monuments of national importance. From 1957 to 1989, the church was closed. Losynets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Demetrius in Losynets, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Being out in the wild is a remarkable experience that everyone should go through at least once in their lifetime. And while traveling in Ukraine, you will have many opportunities for this type of tourism, especially if you visit the Ukrainian Carpathians. Whether you are going on a one-off trek or you are a regular trekker or hiker, you likely prioritize staying connected and safe during such a journey.

Having a smartphone on a trek is smart because you can use your phone to call for help or get directions. You can use other useful apps on a trek, such as compass apps or flashlight apps.

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Top Travel Attractions of Kyiv

Kyiv is an often overlooked destination, even though it has a lot to offer to many different types of travelers. It has a rich culture and a long and fascinating history. The city is also a fun destination for those looking to explore Eastern European nightlife and its club scene.

The best way to explore Kyiv is in your own car since that gives you a sense of freedom you wouldn’t have on an itinerary set by others. In order to do so legally, you’ll need to get an international drivers license on IDA website and to bring your national driving license with you. Once you have every document prepared, you can start planning everything else.

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