Come along with Travel Writer Cacinda Maloney as she explores all the things to do in Kiev and gives you the inside scoop on Kiev sightseeing.
Kiev, Ukraine is one of the most fascinating and interesting capitals in Europe. Here are 15 solid reasons why you should visit Kiev as soon as possible!
Ukraine is a country frequented by many visitors or traversed on the way to another European destination. Ukraine is rich in culture and many architectural sites, along with green areas, forests and abundant rivers. Unfortunately, this country has a history of military struggles, demonstrations and conflicts, the last of which was half of Crimea being annexed by Russia. However, even today you can visit and enjoy a variety of beautiful cities and districts that give extraordinary experiences to any traveler from anywhere, and these are the 10 most recommended places to visit in Ukraine:
1. Olesko Castle, Lviv
Olesko Castle can be found on the top of a green hill in the Lviv district, and although it was built in the 13th century, it is very well preserved to this day. Although the area around it may seem quiet and pastoral, it is a structure that became the focus of a political battle in the 14th century when Poland, Lithuania, and Hungary claimed ownership of the land on which the castle stood and wanted to gain sole control over it.
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Five Ukrainian preserved area objects are added to the list of the World Heritage.
The National nature parks Synevyr, Zacharovany Krai, Podilski Tovtry and nature reserves Gorgany and Roztochya are added to the list of the World Heritage Site of the UNESCO. The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine reported this.
The decision to add 63 blocks of the immemorial beech forests from ten countries to the Ukrainian-Slovakian World Heritage Site of the UNESCO ‘Beech primary forests of Carpathian and the immemorial beech forests of Germany’ was made at the 41st session of Committee on World Heritage of UNESCO in Krakow, Poland.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site status provides the priority of the attraction of the investments to support the sites if the world culture and nature heritage from the World Heritage Fund.
UKRAINE IS the biggest country wholly in Europe, and yet travelers don’t often visit. In fact, most foreigners have a hard time pointing the country out on a map, despite its size. Recently, I was invited by Cobblestone Freeway Tours to join one of their Ukraine trips. The tour brought us to places less seen by visitors and I found it to be a great way to experience authentic local culture. I enjoyed myself so much that after the tour, I decided to stick around and explore on my own. Here’s why:
1. Because of its unbelievable natural settings
These are the Carpathian Mountains at sunset. Ukraine is beautiful — rolling green hills, snow peaked mountains, lush flowers, and beautiful sunsets. The air is invigorating; the hiking is superb. There are deserts, beaches, 11 million hectares of forests, and over 70,000 rivers and streams.
KIEV (QHA) – According to information from the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, prior to the Russian occupation of Crimea, on the territory of the peninsula there were 6 large historical and cultural preserves, including the Tauric Chersonese National Preserve in Sevastopol, the Alupka State Palace-Park Museum-Preserve Complex, the Bakhchysarai State Historical and Cultural Preserve and others.
Also in the Crimea there were 54 museums, including 35 state and municipal ones in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and 5 in Sevastopol, where more than 1.2 million main exposition items, about 400 thousand scientific and auxiliary items and more than 2 million archival materials (documents and audiovisual materials) were preserved.
It’s one of the biggest countries in Europe, but even when it isn’t hosting the annual song spectacle that is the Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine struggles to attract visitors.
Ukraine and Russia in tug-of-war over Scythian gold and other ancient treasures…
The Culture Ministry will consult with the Foreign Ministry’s branch of the UNESCO secretariat to discuss the best way to protect the UNESCO heritage sites in Crimea during the ongoing governmental transition, RIA Novosti reported.