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Loving couples, which are going to get married, always look for a truly special and charming location for the important day. If they search for a perfect place in Odesa, they are lucky: this magnificent city offers plenty of amazing locations for celebration. Gorgeous banquet halls, luxury restaurants, picturesque sea coasts… The best wedding locations in Odesa will make any wedding ceremony exciting and memorable.

After Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014, a posh mansion near Kyiv in Novi Petrivci village opened its doors for the wide public. Of course, we are talking about Mezhihirya, the famous residence of Ukrainian ex-president Victor Yanukovych, who escaped from Ukraine after the tragic events that took place in Kyiv in winter 2014. Nowadays, this luxury building with beautiful surrounding park, which was assigned the status of National Park and Museum of Corruption, and is well-known as Yanukovych House, welcomes everyone interested for an excursion.

Depositphotos photobank named top 10 Ukranian locations photos of which were downloaded most often during last year. These are most popular Ukrainian destinations with urban vistas, breathtaking views of the mountains and architectural landmarks.

Peyzazhna sculpture alley is one of the most unique and bright places in Kiev, impressing locals and guests of the city with its special miraculous atmosphere. Creative benches and contemporary sculptures, marvelous wall decorations and playgrounds with fairy tale characters on Peyzazhna sculpture alley in Kiev will make you feel like in a real wonderland. This interesting sight is located in the very heart of Ukrainian capital near famous Andryiivsky Descent and Historical museum.

You can feel it in the air - the profound seasonal change - when the wind chills and the landscape is painted with red and orange foliage. There’s nothing better than exploring Lviv’s fall foliage. This city gets exceptionally beautiful in autumn and «Destinations» gathered together top city’s destinations that look most beautiful with the arrival of fall.

Autumn's crisp air and bright colors inspire travelers to embrace the outdoors. Cooler weather makes it an ideal time to take a hike or road trip to admire the fall foliage. And Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains is one of the first fall destinations that comes to mind, with its picturesque small villages and rolling hills blanketed in red and yellow leaves.

Clipping the country's southwest corner, the Carpathian arc has endowed Ukraine with a crinkled region of forested hills and fast-flowing rivers that feel a continent away from the flatness of the steppe. This is the land of the Hutsuls, whose colourful folk culture is laced through thin villages stretching languidly along wide valley floors. These are the highest and most picturesque mountain peaks of Ukraine.

Ukraine has a lot to offer couples who are considering having their engagement or wedding celebrations here. «Destinations» rounds up some of the best locations around the country to hold that very special event. We’ll be covering hotels, churches, parks and pavilions to give you the greatest variety of beautiful locations for your dream wedding in Ukraine.

Autumn is undoubtedly the favorite season for all fans of picking mushrooms. This time, lovers of quiet hunt all are especially lucky, because these years` harvest of mushrooms seems to break all records. Check out locations not far from Kyiv, where you are guaranteed to gather a whole basket of delicious mushrooms.

Many travelers and even native Kyiv dwellers feel surprised when they hear that a large fortress is located in the very center of Ukrainian capital. However, it is true, and those who are interested can find this historical place, hidden in the labyrinth of Pechersk district streets. Kosoy Kaponir fortress, situated near Kyiv military hospital, impresses visitors with its significant size and spectacular views. Let us consider the history of this unique location.

There’s no shortage of zoos in Ukraine, with plenty of opportunities to hang out with the animal kingdom. But which ones are the best? Many of Ukrainian zoological parks still have a long way to go in order to reach European standards; some of the facilities have already started that process. «Destinations» offers some handy information on the best zoos in Ukraine.

From imposing medieval forts, to beautiful manor houses, the rugged Ukrainian landscape is awash with beautiful castles. Scattered across picturesque countryside and rocky hills, Ukrainian castles comprise a small but important part of the vast historical heritage of the country. Here are the most beautiful ones.

When a traveler has already visited all famous touristic sights of Ukrainian capital, he/she will probably feel desire to explore less-known or even secret spots of charming Kyiv. Experienced travelers say that it is the best way to feel soul and specific character of the city. Trust us: Kyiv has numerous locations to surprise and captivate you. Let`s take a look at some of them.

There is no need in keeping saying that Kyiv is a fascinating city. Walking around it always end up with whipping out a camera or a smart phone to capture yourself with beautiful architecture in the background. But in case your camera is full of pictures of common places, here is another “set of five” to be your next shooting sites.  

September is one of the best periods for travelling throughout Ukraine. The weather is still warm, but not too hot anymore; clear blue sky and millions of golden leaves make any beautiful location even more lovely. It is the right time to take a backpack, a photo camera and to go on a trip to some of the most amazing destinations in Ukraine.

Bulgakov`s house, which is also called “Turbiny`s House”, is one of the main sights of the famous Andriyivsky Descent in Kyiv. This is the only one museum in the world, dedicated to Mikhail Bulgakov, the author of the famous “The Master and Margarita” novel. The writer spent his young years in this house, living with his big family, and also worked there as a doctor. Let us consider some interesting facts about this house and the life of Mikhail Bulgakov.

Lutsk region takes tourism seriously. It provides visitors with the genuine Ukrainian experience: old castles, dreamy little towns, beautiful natural landmarks. The regional capital city Lutsk offers to explore its historic conservation area and castle. This small, slowly refurbishing enclave of cobbled streets is lined with architecture from centuries past, harking back to Lutsk's Lithuanian, Polish and Russian history.

Kyiv is a truly magnificent city, impressing its dwellers and guests with fascinating architecture, unique monuments and fountains, beautiful nature in numerous parks and many other attractions. There are famous touristic sights such as Khreschatyk street or Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, but Ukrainian capital is also full of less-known places of interest, which create special spirit and cozy atmosphere of the city. Check out some secret places of Kyiv that you undoubtedly would like to see.

It is believed that the best artisan chocolate in Ukraine comes from Lviv. Lviv Chocolate Workshop (locally known as «Lvivska Maysternya Shokolady» or Lviv handmade chocolate shop) is a brain-child of iFest holding that is also behind Lviv’s most famous gastro-destinations such as Kryyivka (WW2-themed Ukrainian Patriotic Restaurant), Lviv Coffee Mine (Lvivska Kopal’nya Kavy) and House of Legends (Dim Legend). The place offers great variety of handmade chocolate sweets and massive chocolate bars sold by kilo that make people wait in lines to get their hands on.

Aktove canyon is one of the most unique and beautiful places in Ukraine. It starts near Petropavlovka village and extends along twisting channel of Mertvovod River on the territory of Voznesensk region in Mykolayiv oblast. This natural phenomenon, which has no analogues in Europe, is similar to the famous North America canyons by its geological characteristics and landscapes. Aktove canyon impresses tourists with breathtaking views. At sunrises, the canyon rocks` color turns to peach pink, which can serve as an explanation of Aktove canyon`s second name – “The Devil`s Valley”.

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