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Abandoned river tram on the Desna River

150 weeks ago
In a quiet backwater of the Desna River, near the village of Rozhny in the Kyiv region, you can find an unexpected thing ? a real river tram. According to local residents, the owner of the ?river tram? is a former chief of waterways. One day, he decided to build a floating dacha and bought […]

The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod

151 weeks ago
The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod is an open air museum, consisting of architectural monuments of old Transcarpathian villages, and examples of the oldest and most common forms of folk arts and crafts. The museum, opened to the public in June 1970, covers an area of ?four hectares. It is located near […]

Zhovkva ? a hidden treasure of the Lviv region

151 weeks ago
Zhovkva is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located 25 km north of Lviv, about 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border. The town stands at the crossroads of international highways to Poland and the Baltic states. Since 1994, the central part of the town has the status of a historical […]

Aerial views of Kharkiv ? the largest city in northeastern Ukraine

152 weeks ago
Kharkiv is the second most populous city in Ukraine, one of the eight most populated cities in Eastern Europe. The city was the third largest industrial, scientific and transport center of the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad. In the second half of the 20th century, it became the main transport hub of South-Eastern Europe. […]

Fairy-tale house in the middle of the lake near Kyiv

152 weeks ago
Not far from Kyiv, in the middle of the lake, on a small island in the thickets of trees, you can find a small wooden house. This artificial island was created in the 1970s, and was called ?Love Island.? The house was built later, around 1985, and was called ?The House of Hunting and Fishing.? […]

Morning in Ukraine can be surprisingly colorful

153 weeks ago
If you wake up early, while traveling on the Vorskla River around Okhtyrka in Sumy region, you can see this surprisingly colorful scenery. Photo by: Sergey Stepanenko. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Roman-Catholic Church of St. Clara in Gorodovka

153 weeks ago
Roman-Catholic ?hurch of St. Clara is a truly fabulous building which resembles a medieval castle. This miracle of architecture stands on the shore of a small pond in the village of Gorodovka (Andrushevsky district of Zhitomir region). Architecture of Romanesque and Gothic styles are closely intertwined in this building. This architecture is not typical to […]

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Lahodiv village

154 weeks ago
Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1872) is a rare five-domed wooden church in the village of Lahodiv in Peremyshlyany district, Lviv region. The bell tower was built in 1854. The church stands near the street leading to the water source, which is located a hundred meters from it. Single and dual narrow arched windows […]

The Museum of the History of Ukraine in the World War II

154 weeks ago
The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War in Kyiv is a memorial complex located on the slopes of the right bank of the Dnieper River on the outskirts of Pechersk, one of the historic districts of the city. This is one of the largest museums in Ukraine (over 300 […]

Children?s Railway in Kyiv

155 weeks ago
Syretsky park was laid out as a park with a children?s railway. Small South Western Railway (Kyiv Children?s Railway) is a narrow-gauge railway, and an institution of non-formal education in Kyiv, where children are trained in the rail industry. The length of the railroad is 2.8 km. The trains (Tu-7 and an old German Gr-336) […]

Sakura blossom in Uzhgorod

156 weeks ago
If you visit Uzhgorod, the capital of Zakarpattia region, during the period from mid-April to early May, you will find the streets decorated with flowering sakura trees. In these days, Dovzhenko and Rakoczy streets, and also ??Pushkin Square, which are sometimes called Sakura Alley, turn into a fantastic Garden of Eden. Depending on weather conditions, […]

One evening in Lviv after the rain

156 weeks ago
Lviv, an incredibly beautiful and atmospheric city, is pleasant to walk. It has the largest number of architectural monuments in Ukraine. The special charm is to walk along the old streets in the evening, when the lights are lit. It looks as if you are in a fairy tale, or in the past. The streets […]

The catacombs of the unfinished subway in Dnepropetrovsk

157 weeks ago
The first line of Dnepropetrovsk subway with 6 stations (7.1 km) was opened December 29, 1995. It was the first subway in the former Soviet Union opened after its collapse. Since then, the number of stations hasn?t changed. Dnepropetrovsk subway is not a popular form of transport. The situation could be better if it reached […]

Ukraine is Open for U

157 weeks ago
The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine made a great video presentation ?Ukraine. Open for U,? which demonstrates the potential of the country and its citizens. Today, Ukraine provides great opportunities for investments with its highly-skilled professionals, proximity to the core transport hubs of the region and being driven by a new generation […]

The picturesque ruins of Nevytsky Castle

158 weeks ago
Nevytsky Castle is located near the village of Kamyanytsya in Zakarpattia region, 12 km north-east of Uzhhorod. The castle was built in the 13th century on a hill above the Uzh River valley in place of an earlier wooden fortress. In 1241, it was destroyed by the Mongol-Tatar?s hordes, but, in the second half of […]

The main attractions of Chernihiv ? the City of Legends

158 weeks ago
Chernihiv is a city located in northern Ukraine, the administrative center of Chernihiv region. It is the northernmost regional center of Ukraine, the historical center of left-bank Ukraine, and one of the oldest cities in the country first mentioned in 907. Chernihiv is recognized as one of the most eco-friendly cities in Ukraine. Transfiguration Cathedral […]

Flying over Buki landscape park

159 weeks ago
Let?s fly over a beautiful landscape park located in the village of Buki in Kiev region, about 110 km south-west of Kiev. The park was founded by the local entrepreneur Ivan Suslov in 1996. Thousands of tourists come here to enjoy the beautiful countryside and views. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Lake Synevyr in the Carpathian Mountains

159 weeks ago
Synevir is the most famous and largest lake in the Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the upper reaches of the Tereblya River, in Mizhgirya district of Zakarpattia region. The area of its water surface is about 4-5 hectares. The lake is rich with trout, but fishing is prohibited. It is located at an altitude of 989 […]

Let?s walk the streets of Mukachevo

160 weeks ago
Mukachevo is a town located in the center of Zakarpattia region. It is an important industrial and cultural center standing on the Latoritsa River, about 42 km from Uzhgorod. Due to its very convenient geographical location (40-50 km from the border with Hungary and Slovakia, and 90-100 km from Romania and Poland), Mukachevo is a […]

Get a New Perspective of Ukraine via a Bike Tour

160 weeks ago
From the shared bike systems, tax breaks for bike commuters, to the national cycle paths spread across the EU, Europeans seems to really love travelling by bike. Not only are people choosing to go to work and run errands using their bicycles, they?re also using this particular mode of transport to put a new spin […]

Flowering Carpathians ? Chornohora Mountain Range

160 weeks ago
Chornohora is the highest mountain range in the Ukrainian Carpathians located on the border of Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. It is especially beautiful at a time when the slopes of the range are covered by flowering rhododendron. Chornohora on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko. Flowering Carpathians, Chornohora, Ukraine, Source: ukraine travel blog  
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Historical and Cultural Park ?Kievan Rus Park?

161 weeks ago
?Kievan Rus Park? is a center of culture and history, located to the south of Kiev, which recreates the science-based architectural image of ancient Kiev and the atmosphere of ancient Russia of the 5th-13th centuries. It is a great place for historical reenactments. In August, the park hosts a festival of culture and history: theatrical […]

The historical and cultural complex ?Radomysl Castle?

161 weeks ago
Radomyshl is a small town with a population of about 15 thousand people located to the north-east of Zhitomir, in Zhitomir region. Today, this place is known primarily due to the historical and cultural complex ?Radomysl Castle? opened in 2011. The main attraction of the castle is a unique museum of home icons, the only […]

Lviv fire station ? a brick masterpiece in Romanesque style

162 weeks ago
Construction of this building, located on Podvalnaya Street, 6 in Lviv, began in 1899 and lasted until 1901, when the fire station began its work. It was designed by the outstanding Lviv architect of the late 19th ? early 20th century Juliusz Hohberger (1840-1905) in collaboration with Ignatius Brunico. The pearl of the external decoration […]

The picturesque village of Buky ? bird?s-eye view

162 weeks ago
Buky is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in Kyiv region, to the west of Bila Tserkva, about 120 km from Kyiv. One of the most beautiful landscape parks in Ukraine can be found here. The jewel of the place is a beautiful temple complex ? Church of St. Eugene. […]

Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in Vorokhta

162 weeks ago
Vorokhta is an urban village located in Ivano-Frankivsk region, at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level, on the Prut River. This place is a training center of Ukrainian athletes in ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country skiing. Also, this village has one of the oldest monuments of Hutsul wooden architecture (the early or mid-17th century) […]

Let?s fly over Kharkiv city

163 weeks ago
Kharkiv is the largest city in the north-east of Ukraine, the second most populous city in the country. It was the third largest industrial, scientific and transport center in the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad. In the second half of the 20th century, it became the main transport hub of South-Eastern Europe. Video by: […]

Khotyn Fortress ? one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine

163 weeks ago
Khotyn fortress stands on the bank of the Dniester River in Khotyn town (Chernivtsi region), about 20 km from Kamenets Podolskiy. Khotyn is one of the oldest Ukrainian towns emerged at the turn of the 10th-11th centuries. In the second half of the 13th century, by order of King Daniel Galitsky, a new stone fortress […]

The marsh in national costumes in the center of Odessa

164 weeks ago
May 23, Odessa held ?The Marsh in Vyshyvankas? (Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirts). About 500 people dressed in national costumes marched through the central streets of the city. This event is held in the city for the sixth time. Let?s look at some of the participants. Photos by: Alexander Gimanov, from dumskaya.net. Marsh in […]
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Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Kryvorivnia

164 weeks ago
This beautiful wooden church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin is located in the village of Kryvorivnia, in Verkhovyna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region, in the heart of the Ukrainian Carpathians. The church, an architectural monument of national importance, was first mentioned in 1719. The peculiarity of the church lies in the fact that during […]

Flower-show ?European Ukraine? in Kyiv

165 weeks ago
May 16, an exhibition of flowers ?European Ukraine? was opened on the Singing Field in the Pechersk Landscape Park in Kyiv. The exhibition is dedicated to the first countries of the European Union on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the EU. Landscape designers tried to convey features and colors of each of the […]

Hiking in the Hutsul Alps in Zakarpattia region

165 weeks ago
Ukrainian part of the Hutsul Alps, a mountain group also called the Rakhiv Mountains and Marmarosi, is located in the southern part of Rakhiv district in Zakarpattia region. The Hutsul Alps is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), deep valleys (up to 1500 m), […]

Fairy-tale forest in Baydar Valley in Crimea

166 weeks ago
Baydar Valley is an intermountain hollow (16 km long and 8 km wide) located in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula. The valley is located at an altitude of 300-400 meters, surrounded by 600-800 meters mountains. Sometimes, when the fog descends on the valley, it becomes a truly fantastic place. Photos by: Denis Belitsky. […]

Dnepropetrovsk ? on the roof of the tallest building

166 weeks ago
Dnepropetrovsk is a beautiful green city located in the south-eastern part of Ukraine, standing on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is the regional center of Dnepropetrovsk region, the fourth city in terms of population (978,000) after Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa. This city is one of the largest industrial, economic and transportation centers, metallurgy […]

Vudubickiy Monastery in Kyiv

166 weeks ago
St. Michael?s Vudubickiy Monastery was founded in the second half of the 11th century by Vsevolod, the son of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The architectural ensemble of the present monastery was built in the 17th-18th centuries. The monastery is located in the Botanical Garden named after Grishko in Kyiv. It belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox [...]

Walking through the streets of Poltava in spring

167 weeks ago
Poltava is a city with a population of about 296 thousand people, the administrative center of Poltava region, located in the northeastern part of Ukraine, on the Vorskla River. It is a very pleasant bright city, quite clean and well maintained. In May, an abundance of greenery and flowers makes the city even more beautiful. [...]

The old fortress in Kamenets Podolskiy

167 weeks ago
Kamenets Podolskiy is a city located in Khmelnitsky region. It is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. The main attraction of Kamenets Podolskiy is its old fortress. The first constructions were built in the 11th-12th centuries, the main fortifications ? in the 16th-17th centuries. This fortress is one of the best medieval fortifications in [...]

Chernobyl zone 29 years later

168 weeks ago
April 26, 2015, the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster was marked. After these years, Pripyat, the once flourishing city, disappeared beneath dense thickets, the nuclear station ceased its operation. Amusement Park. Grand opening was scheduled for Labor Day ? May 1. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant foiled these plans. Chernobyl disaster [...]

Blooming lilacs in the botanical garden in Kyiv

168 weeks ago
National Botanic Garden of Nikolai Grishko is a research institution engaged in the design and creation of new botanical gardens and parks, as well as many other branches of theoretical and applied botany. This botanical garden is part of the natural reserve fund of Ukraine protected as a national heritage of the state. It is [...]

St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania

169 weeks ago
St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania is a nunnery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located in ?Feofania? natural park, on the southern outskirts of Kyiv (Academician Lebedev Street, 19). Feofania is a monument of landscape art of national importance. The park harmoniously combines miraculous masterpieces of untouched nature, landscape design and spiritual greatness of St. Panteleimon [...]

The former residence of Viktor Yanukovych in Mezhyhiria

169 weeks ago
Viktor Yanukovych was the fourth President of Ukraine (2010-2014). During the political crisis in Ukraine in 2013-2014, he fled to Russia and was removed from power. Let?s walk through the territory of his former country residence in Mezhyhiria, located to the north of Kyiv, and also look at the interiors. Mezhyhirya Residence on Google Maps. [...]

The construction of the New Shelter over Chernobyl NPP

169 weeks ago
The New Safe Confinement (also known as the New Shelter, Shelter-2) is an insulating arched structure over the destroyed fourth power unit of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat. The construction began in 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2017. The main reason of the construction is that the existing object ?Shelter? is [...]

Bukovel ski resort in spring

170 weeks ago
Bukovel is the largest ski resort in Ukraine. It is located near Polianytsia village in Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 100 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, near the foot of Bukovel Mountain, at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level. The highest point of the resort is Dovga Mountain (1372 meters). The season runs from late November [...]

Light show at Sophia Square in Kyiv

170 weeks ago
April 4, 2015, on the facade of St. Sophia?s Cathedral in Kyiv, you could see a unique show ? light performance ?I ? Dream? commemorating the opening of the 12th ?French Spring in Ukraine.? ?French Spring in Ukraine? includes an extensive cultural program on the whole territory of Ukraine, strengthening Franco-Ukrainian relations and cooperation. ?French [...]

The remains of the palace of the vanished Chervonograd town

171 weeks ago
Chervonograd is a ghost town located in Ternopil region, near the village of Nyrkiv, in Zalischyky district. Today, the only preserved buildings are the remains of the palace of the 17th century and the Catholic church of the 18th century. In the early 1940s, the township population was about 500 people. After the Second World [...]

Kamenets Podolskiy ? the town museum

171 weeks ago
Kamenets Podolskiy is an ancient town located in Khmelnitsky region. The first documentary mention of Kamenets dates back to 1060-1062. Significant part of the historical and architectural heritage of Kamenets Podolskiy can be found in the Old Town. In 1977, the historical and architectural reserve was established in the area. The photos were taken by [...]

Painted bus stops in Poltava region

172 weeks ago
Take a look at these scenic bus stops located in Novosanzharsky district of Poltava region. Very colorful and lovely, it is not so boring to wait for a bus at such stops. Also, you can make nice memorable pictures. Painted bus Source: ukraine travel blog  
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Kiev from a bird?s flight

172 weeks ago
Great views of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, taken in the period from July to December 2014. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Medieval fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi

172 weeks ago
The fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi city, known as Akkerman fortress until 1944, is a monument of history and urban planning of the 13th-15th centuries; one of the best preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine. It is the largest fortress in the country with the total area of about 9 hectares. The fortress stands on the [...]

Disneyland near Kyiv

173 weeks ago
Imagine this situation: Kyiv region, you are driving on an empty night road in the direction of Kyiv, and about 30 km from the city, all of a sudden, about 500 meters from the highway, you can see such a sight. It is not an entertainment or tourist center, but one of the largest film [...]