In July 2007, the Ukrainians voted for their seven favourite historical and cultural sites. The sites were then given the status of being the “Seven Wonders of Ukraine”.
Ukraine is a large country of diverse natural beauty, rich in culture and with a long, interesting history!
Experts in various fields were asked to vote for their seven best sites, which were condensed into a list of 1,000 candidates. These were examined by a council of 100 experts and the list was narrowed down to 21. Then Internet users could cast their votes to make up the list of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. The response from the public was very positive. About 77,000 internet users took part in the campaign.
And here what they chose:
- 2. Kiev Pechersk Lavra
These places of interest are considered to be the real masterpieces of Ukraine. Besides of Ukrainian wonders, three “outstanding monuments” were chosen.
Three places of interest have obtained the status of “outstanding monument of Ukraine” .
And here they are:
Ostrog academy was named as “Outstanding monument of ecclesiastical Ukraine”.
And the third one is Livadiysky palace in Yalta – as “Outstanding monument of modern history”.
The 7 Natural Wonders of Ukraine was the second stage of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine program. These are the seven natural attractions of Ukraine, which internet users chose in the Seven Natural Wonders of Ukraine in August, 2008.
Here they are:
Special awards became:
– the Balaklava bay,
– desert Oleshkivski Pisky,
– the Optimistic cave in Ternopil region.