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Travel to Ukraine

Transportation in Ukraine

Metro bridge

Metro bridge

Public transportation in Kyiv is efficient and inexpensive, but crowded. The city’s network of buses, trolley buses, streetcars and the subway (Metro) covers almost the entire city. Everybody should be ready to contend with a good deal of pushing and shoving during the morning and evening rush hours. Continue reading

Shatsk lakes

Svityaz Lake

Svityaz Lake

Ukraine has a great diversity of natural landscapes and wildlife. For this reason areas of Ukraine have been declared protected areas, nature reserves and National parks. National Parks in Ukraine are vital for preserving large natural areas and provide the country with great opportunities to develop ecotourism.

Briefly about the Shatsk Lakes:

1. Country: Ukraine

2. Name: Shatsk Lakes

3. Geographical coordinates: 51`31’N 23`50’E

4. Area: (in hectares) 32, 850 ha, incl. 6, 628 ha of water, 1, 977 ha of marshes (mires) and peatlands, 4, 492 ha of meadows, 13, 935 ha of forests. This site is territory of the Shatskyi National Nature Park.

5. Overview: Wetland site Shatsk Lakes is the part of unique system (which consists from 22 lakes) with marshes (mires), peatlands, meadows and forests.

6. General location: Shatsk Lakes is situated on the territory of Shatskyi administrative district of Volynska Oblast (administrative region of Ukraine), 160 km north-west from Lutsk city (administrative centre of Volynska Oblast), on the border with Belarus.

7. Local residents: More than 12 000 people live in the biosphere’s transition area where they are engaged in agriculture, tourism and other public services. Many of them belong to different cultures, nationalities and religions. In addition to this variety, more than 100 000 tourists visit the reserve each year. While the business opportunities created by tourism contribute to a significant portion of the local economy, local communities have made earnest efforts to ensure that any economic development does not negatively affect the park.

8. What to do: Beach- and sun-bathing; boating, yachting and catamaran walking; biking, hiking; wild bird watching (8,000 -12,000 birds on migration, 27 Red Book species); rural (green) tourism etc.

9. Jurisdiction: local Radas of the Deputies. Functional jurisdiction: on protected area of the Shatskyi National Nature Park – of the State Committee of Forestry, on other areas – regional administrative authorities of different sectors: State Committee of Forestry (forest use and hunting), Ministry of Agricultural Industry Complexes of Ukraine (farming), State Committee of Fishery (fishing), State Committee of Water Resources (water using) etc. Continue reading

Landscape park “Alexandria” in Bila Tserkva (2)

Park "Alexandria"

Park "Alexandria"

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Landscape park “Alexandria” in Bila Tserkva (1)

Park "Alexandria"

Park "Alexandria"

A historical landscape park “Alexandria” of 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi) is situated in Bila Tserkva. It was founded in 1793 by the wife of the Polish hetman Franciszek Ksawery Branicki. Her name was Alexandra Engelgardt. Continue reading

Funicular in Kiev

Funicular

Funicular

The Funicular in Kiev connects the historic and commercial Uppertown and the old Lowertown Podil through the steep hill overseeing the Pochtova Square and Dnieper river. Continue reading

Kiev Pechersk Monastery – Wonder of Ukraine

Monastery of the Caves

Monastery of the Caves

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Kiev Pechersk Lavra – Monastery of the Caves

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

The Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery is the sacred place of the East European Christendom. Nowadays it is a living religious community which came back to life after the soviet time not so long ago. Part of the monastery is open for tourists. Continue reading

Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev

Motherland Monument with the museum inside

Motherland Monument with the museum inside

The museum is the biggest in Ukraine in terms of its size and importance. On 21 June 1996, the museum bears the name of the Memorial complex The National Ukrainian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. The main sculpture is the figure of a woman with a shield and a sword in hands – was made of slab stainless steel and erected on a 40-meter cone pedestal. The pedestal is 62 meters high from the bottom up to the point of the sword, the total height is 102 meters, and the weight is approximately 500 tons. Continue reading

Korostyshev Lake in the Kiev region

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Lake on the ground granite quarry

The site is a lake that was created in the place of an old granite quarry site. There is no inflow of water and the lake was filled by the natural uprise of groundwater since the water table is very high. Continue reading

Crimea – The Kara-Dag Reserve

Sea trip around Kara-dag

Sea trip around Kara-dag

The Kara-dag reserve on the coast of Crimea, between the village of Kurortnoye and the resort of Koktebel, is one of those places where, whatever your religion, you can feel the hand of the Creator at work. Continue reading

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