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Ukraine, a beautiful masterpiece that borders the EU to the west and Russia to the east, is in its pristine form because it has been barely discovered by the usual travelers visiting Europe. Intrepid adventurers predominantly visit the country. They usually take a country tour to visit Kyiv and then visit a few other big cities like Odesa or Lviv.

However, unfortunately, the rest of the country is mostly unknown to almost all of us. But, if truth be told, the country sure has a lot to offer. So, if you plan a tour of Europe, this country should 100% be on your must-visit places. Here, in this article, we will discuss some essential things about Ukraine, which will make your travel worthy.

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Dec/20

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Church of the Ascension in Chortkiv

The Church of the Ascension of the Lord in the town of Chortkiv, located in the south of Ternopil Oblast, is a unique monument of Ukrainian wooden architecture. The covering of the church resembles scales, it is firmly attached to the building and reliably protects it from bad weather.

The original church, built in 1630, was named after St. Nicholas. After the Polish-Turkish war of 1672-1676, Chortkiv was occupied by Ottoman troops for 10 years. During the fighting, the church was completely destroyed. The Church of the Ascension on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Ascension in Chortkiv, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing wooden church

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Nov/20

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The Dominican Church in Chortkiv

Chortkiv is a town with a population of about 29 thousand people located in the southern part of Ternopil Oblast in western Ukraine, about 75 km south of Ternopil.

A lot of architectural and historical sights have been preserved in the central part of this town. Architectural monuments are of historical value and the background buildings of the late 19th – early 20th centuries give Chortkiv a special flavor. Chortkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Dominican Church in Chortkiv, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing Catholic church

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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