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Discovering Ukraine

Discover beautiful and mysterious places of Ukraine. Articles about natural sights and archeological finds at the territory of Ukraine. Unique and unknown places of Ukraine.

  1. Trukhanov Island in Kiev

    Trukhanov Island in Kiev

    The Trukhanov island is located on the Dnieper river opposite the city of Kiev. It lies between the main channel and the sleeve of the Dnieper river. It has a total area of 450 hectares. It is connected to the Right bank with a pedestrian bridge.

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  2. Kiev observation deck: Kiev from the 25th floor

    Kiev observation deck: Kiev from the 25th floor

    There are a lot of observation decks in Kiev, but almost all of them don't offer complete view to Kiev. Some of them open the Left bank, the others allow to see the Trukhanov island or a small part of the centre. On September, 15 2009 there was a new

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  3. Industrial Tourism in Ukraine

    Industrial Tourism in Ukraine

    Our world is full of discoveries and adventures. However, everyone chooses its own way of rest. Some people like to relax on the beach under the scorching rays of the sun, another prefer sitting in a cafe sipping cocktail, while others can’t

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  4. Zvirynets Caves in Kiev

    Zvirynets Caves in Kiev

    Zveirynets Cave complex is a unique underground monastery, located in Kiev. The caves were discovered in the late XIX century, and then partially reconstructed. Nowadays, the monastery has the status of archaeological monument of national importance. The

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  5. Cufut Qale Cave City

    Cufut Qale Cave City

    Cufut Qale (Chufut Kale) – is one of the cave cities of Crimea, situated near Bakhchisaray. You can get there by going through the Holy Dormition Monastery. In the Crimean Tatar language the name of the cave means a Jewish fortress. The Karaites

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  6. Chorna Mogyla (Black Grave) in Chernigiv

    Chorna Mogyla (Black Grave) in Chernigiv

    The Chorna Mogyla was the first burial mound of the pre-Christian Rus state that was excavated in Chernigiv in 1872. Those types of burials were very common on the territory of pagan Rus and were analogous to the Egyptian pyramids. Some of the Old

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  7. Shevchenko Park in Rivne

    Shevchenko Park in Rivne

    Walking and enjoying the historical monuments in Rivne, do not forget to visit a park named in honor of Taras Shevchenko. Locals and visitors thank the former owners of the city - Polish magnates Lubomirski for its appearance in the center of the city.

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  8. Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy Fortress

    Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy Fortress

    Akkerman Fortress or Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy fortress is the largest fortress on the territory of Ukraine. It is located in Belgorod Dnestrovskiy town in Odessa region. Fortress was built in the 13th century by (Genoans) Genoese on the bank of the

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  9. Fortress Calamita

    Fortress Calamita

    The Principality of Theodoro (a small principality in the south-west of Crimea from the 13th through 15th centuries). Fortress Calamita was one of the major defense facilities. It was situated on the east bank of the Chornaya River on the plateau of the

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  10. Karaite Kenesa in Evpatoria

    Karaite Kenesa in Evpatoria

    Among the peoples who inhabit the Crimea today, are the Karaites. There are no greater than 2000 Karaites in the world. The history of this people is intricate and full of persecutions, prosperity and almost complete decline. Fortunately, the

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