Category: Ukraine

Here’s Why Kiev Should be on Your Bucket List!; Cacinda Maloney; Points And Travel

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.

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15 reasons to visit Kiev, Ukraine; Kami and the Rest of the World

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!

Source: 15 reasons to visit Kiev, Ukraine – Kami and the Rest of the World

Thinking of Visiting Ukraine? Don’t Miss These 10 Sites!; BabaMail

Ukraine – L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre

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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Carpathian beech forests receive UNESCO World Heritage Site status;

Ukraine – Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

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.

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12 reasons I am absolutely extending my stay in Ukraine; Arthur Wei; Matador Network

Ukraine – L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre

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.

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Russia methodically destroys and removes cultural treasures from occupied Crimea; Elina Sulyma; CNA

Ukraine – Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora

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.

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Ukraine: 11 best places to visit; Pavlo Fedykovych; CNN

Ukraine – L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre

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.

Recent political, territorial and economic difficulties have done little to burnish the image of a former Soviet nation struggling to find its identity between Russian and western European influences.
Nevertheless, Ukraine is home to a host of beautiful places with a great range of tourist activities. And while some regions are advised as off-limits due to separatist clashes, most of this vast country is open for business.
Vibrant cities, ancient castles, stunning countryside, diversity of landscapes and a welcoming attitude all help make it a special destination, regardless of its troubles.
The lack of mass tourism lends Ukraine a charm and authenticity often missing elsewhere.

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra;

Ukraine – Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

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Crimea Letter: History latest battleground in disputed Crimea; Daniel McLaughlin; Irish Times

Photo: Daniel McLaughlin

Ukraine and Russia in tug-of-war over Scythian gold and other ancient treasures…

Source: Crimea Letter: History latest battleground in disputed Crimea

Crimean Transition Puts Future of UNESCO Sites in Doubt; D Garrison Golubock; Moscow Times

Photo: Moscow Times

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.

Source: Crimean Transition Puts Future of UNESCO Sites in Doubt

Texas Archaeologist’s Research Lands Ukrainian Ruins on UNESCO Heritage List; Sputnik News

Photo: Igor Mikhalev

Source: Texas Archaeologist’s Research Lands Ukrainian Ruins on UNESCO Heritage List

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