7 Wonders of Ukraine and interesting facts about them

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In this publication we will tell you about 7 Wonders of Ukraine and interesting facts about them.

1.Kamyanets-Podilsky fortress in Khmelnytsky region.  The Smotrych river flows through this canyon, which surrounds the island with the fortress. The bridge over the canyon connects the fortress with the city. Music festivals are often held on the territory of the fortress.

Kamyanets Podilska fortress, Ukraine, 7 Wonders of Ukraine

2.Khotyn fortress near Kamianets-Podilskyi, but in Chernivtsi region. A medieval fortified castle in Khotyn. The fortifications guarded a large crossing on the Dniester river, protected the local population and kept the raids of invaders.

Khotyn fortress, Ukraine, 7 wonders Ukraine

3.Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is an Orthodox monastery in Kyiv, one of the largest monasteries in the world. It is a complex of churches, several museums, caves, fraternal buildings, hotel, dining room and many other buildings.

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, Ukraine, 7 wonders of Ukraine
4.St. Sophia Cathedral in the center of Kyiv is the oldest Christian church of the 11th century, one of the few surviving buildings of Kievan Rus. It houses the world’s most complete ensemble of original mosaics and frescoes of the XI century. They are true masterpieces of world art.

Saint Sophia Cathedral, Ukraine, wonders of Ukraine
5.Khortytsia island in Zaporizhzhia is the cradle of the Ukrainian Cossacks, the spirit of the Ukrainian independence and courage. The most interesting place here is an open-air museum, where you can see how the Cossacks lived.

Zaporozhian Sich, Ukraine, Wonders of Ukraine
6.Sophia Arboretum in Uman with beautiful landscapes, picturesque ponds (lakes, streams and grottoes) surrounded by sculptures of heroes from the myths of ancient Greece. It is especially beautiful here in the spring, when the flowers begin to bloom.

Sophia Arboretum, Ukraine, Wonders of Ukraine
7.The National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesus – an ancient Byzantine city-state in the Crimea peninsula in Sevastopol. Its heyday in ancient times was in the IV-II centuries BC. Chersonese was a classical Greek polis with a democratic system of government.

Chersonesus Tauric, Ukraine, Crimea, 7 wonders of Ukraine

Write in the comments which of these places are most interesting to you and which one would you like to visit first of all.

Author (c): Irene Melnyk
Map (с): Микола Мельник 

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