Kyiv is considered to be one of the best tourist attractions. And all this is not without reason. This capital city is famous for its immortal monuments of architecture, unfading beauty and unchanged traditions of hospitality. And if you have decided to visit Kyiv in May, you may be sure that you have made the right choice because you will be able to behold its charming beauty to the fullest. There are numerous places of interest, which you can visit during your stay in this green city.
Tulip Festival at ‘Spivoche Pole’ (The Singing Field)
You can stroll along the ‘Spivoche Pole’, located in Pechersk district. This landscape park occupies the territory of more than 30 hectares. There you can visit the ‘Secrets of Easter Eggs’ tulip festival, where you will be able to enjoy 300,000 tulips of 12 different varieties. The event will take place from April 13th up to May 10th, 2017.
This year’s festival will showcase interesting tulip varieties, such as red Viking tulips, apricot-colored Apricot Foxx tulips, purple and white Jackpot tulips, yellow Strong Gold tulips, purple Blue Diamond tulips, and many others. The main topic of all the flower compositions is Pysanka (the painted Easter Egg), which is the eternal symbol of Orthodox Easter.
Address: 33 Lavrska Street, Kyiv
Open: daily from 09:00 to 21:00
Morskaya Skazka Oceanarium
Another interesting place to visit in Kyiv is definitely the one and only oceanarium, located in the Detskiy Mir shopping center. This entertainment complex is worth visiting, because this is the place where both parents and their children will have fun.
The oceanarium consists of marine aquariums forming an underwater tunnel. There all its visitors will be able to observe numerous representatives of the marine life, inhabiting the deep sea, such as jellyfish, sea stars, shrimp, sea urchins, clownfish, turtles, and even dog-fish (the most poisonous fish in the world). In addition, you will also be able to watch the divers feeding reef sharks.
Address: 3 Malishka Street, Kyiv
Detsky Mir Shopping Center, Darnytsia metro station
01.05.2017 oceanarium is open from 10:00 till 18:30 (ticket office closes at 18:00).
02.05.2017 oceanarium is open from 10:00 till 20:00 (ticket office closes at 19:30).
08.05.2017 oceanarium is open from 10:00 till 18:30 (ticket office closes at 18:00).
09.05.2017 oceanarium is open from 10:00 till 20:00 (ticket office closes at 19:30).
Flight in the Windtunnel (Airtube)
For thrill seekers, who can’t imagine their life without daily dose of adrenaline, a two-minute flight in the wind tunnel will be the best way to spend their spare time. Here you will feel free as a bird, this will be the moment of joy that you will never forget. 2 professional instructors will assist you during the flight. The airtube is a real simulator of a free fall, which is similar to a parachute jump. This attraction is perfect for the whole family; parents and their children from the age of 4 years will enjoy it.
34-а Stepana Bandery Street, Kyiv, near MARGO Hypermarket
Tel.: +380 44 221 41 51 (to book a flight)
The National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History, built in 1966, is still one of the biggest scientific research museums in the world. The museum complex has harbored under its roof five museums: the Geological, Paleontological, Zoological, Botanical, and Archeological. It contains more than 30 000 specimens, exhibited in 24 halls, which showcase the evolution of our planet, its flora and fauna, and its history. There is a complex of dioramas in the museum showing its visitors the landscape expositions of different epochs.
Address: 15 Bohdan Khmelnitsky, Kyiv, Teatralna metro station
Open: Wednesday through Sunday 10:00-17:00.
Tel.: (380-44) 235 62 66 (guided tour office)
Price: UAH 60 - adults, UAH 35 - children.
Free admission is on the first Wednesday of each month.
The park occupies the territory of 188 hectares. It is a popular recreation centre, where locals and its guests can have a good time sunbathing on its clean beaches, dining at local restaurants, or playing on sport ground in the open air. In the Hydropark a lot of music concerts, exhibitions and festivals are often held in spring and summer. For that reason, Hydropark is a perfect place for a whole family rest.
Address: Dnieper River, Kyiv, Hydropark metro station
Kyiv will always charm its locals and guests with its numerous places of interest, its friendly people and everlasting beauty. You are welcome to see it.
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