Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park
Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park is located in the province of Khmelnytska Oblast in the western Ukraine. The park was established on July 27th, 1996 for purposes of maintaining and protecting the natural landscape of the area. There are 1700 types of flora and 217 different kinds of fauna with over 13% accumulative farm forest and 14% of state forest fund. Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park is the biggest nature reserve in Ukraine covering an area of 1,009 square miles.
Chornohora is the highest mountain range in Western Ukraine, located on the border of Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. It is especially beautiful at a time when the slopes of the range are covered by flowering rhododendron. Dzembronya is a small village located on the steep slopes of Chornohora Ridge, near the border with Romania. It is another popular travel destination in Chornohora area. The population of Dzembronya is only about 250 people. It is the most high-altitude village in Ukraine and probably one of the most picturesque ones.
Dzharylhach Island is often referred to as Ukrainian Maldives. This beautiful strip of land is located in Kherson region and due to its remote location remains pretty deserted even in the peak summer season.
Dniester Canyon is stretching along three regions of Western Ukraine. Dniester is often referred to as one of the most beautiful European rivers and is rightly called one of the top 7 Natural Wonders of Ukraine.
The Pink Lake
The Pink Lake is located in Grygorivka village, Kherson Region in Ukraine. Locals call this lake the Ukrainian Dead Sea. It is truly a natural miracle as the waters of the lake have a tender pink color. The percentage of sea salt in the water reaches 35%. Rich in sulphur and an array of other minerals, these waters are considered to have endless health and beauty benefits. This is also a popular summer destination for many Ukrainians, that is why it’s better to visit this lake in mid or late spring or early fall to avoid the crowds of tourists and enjoy the beauty of this natural miracle.
Synevyr Lake is the largest and one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Carpathian Mountains. It is also called "Sea Eye" or "Pearl of the Carpathians". The lake has a mirror-like water surface among green forests, with a small island in the middle. The lake attracts numerous tourists with its crystal clear waters and unique landscapes. There is beautiful legend that the picturesque blue lake was formed from the tears of the count's daughter Syn', on the place where her father had killed her beloved shepherd Vir. The names of the couple formed the lake’s name «Synevyr». These days two wooden statues of lovers remind numerous travelers of this romantic but tragic legend.
Oleshky Sands is a huge desert that spreads over several districts of the Kherson Region and one of the most striking places in southern Ukraine. Oleshky Sands is the biggest sand area in Ukraine, and some even call it the only desert in Europe. In the recent years this amazing place has become more and more popular with tourists. And no wonder: endless golden sand dunes against the background of unbelievably blue sky framed by green pine forests are like a scene from a fairytale that came to life.
There are simply some places, some kinds of adventures, that make us want to fall in love. Discover Top 7 Natural Wonders in Ukraine to visit in summer.
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