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:

Sofievskiy Park in Uman
1. National Park Sofiyivka
2. Kiev Pechersk Lavra
2. Kiev Pechersk Lavra
3. National Historical and Architectural Reserve Kamyanets
3. National Historical and Architectural Reserve Kamyanets
4. National Reserve Khortytsya
4. National Reserve Khortytsya
5. Chersonesus in the Crimea
5. Chersonesus in the Crimea
6. Holy Sophia of Kyiv
6. Holy Sophia of Kyiv
7. Historical and Architectural Reserve Khotynska Fortetsya
7. Historical and Architectural Reserve Khotynska Fortetsya

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:

Museum of Pysanka in Ivano-Frankovsk region
Museum of Pysanka in Ivano-Frankovsk region

Ostrog academy was named as “Outstanding monument of ecclesiastical Ukraine”.

Ostrog castle
Ostrog castle

And the third one is  Livadiysky palace in Yalta – as “Outstanding monument of modern history”.

Livadiyskiy Palace in Yalta
Livadiyskiy Palace in Yalta

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:

Askaniya-Nova Biosphere Reserve
1. Biosphere Reserve Askania-Nova in Kherson region
Granite-Steppe Pobuzhzhia
2. Granite-Steppe Pobuzhzhia
Dniester Canyon
3. Dniester Canyon in Ternopil region
Marble Cave
4. Marble Cave in Crimea
Podilski Tovtry
5. Podilski Tovtry, a natural park in Khmelnytskyi region called the Ukrainian Switzerland
Svityaz Lake
6. The Deepest Ukrainian Svitiaz Lake in Volyn region
Synevir Lake
7. Carpathian lake of Synevir

Special awards became:

– the Balaklava bay,

Balaklava Bay
Balaklava Bay

– desert Oleshkivski Pisky,

Oleshkivski Piski
Oleshkivski Piski

– the Optimistic cave in Ternopil region.

Optimistic Caves