Ukraine As A Travel Destination

Tourists from all over the world are mostly interested in the biggest cities of Ukraine, which keep the history and tradition of the whole Slavic nation. It is natural that guests of the country are interested not only what to see, but where to stay there.

As Kiyv is the most ancient city in Ukraine it has more historic relics than any other town. This city was the cradle of the Ukrainian (and, in fact, Slavic on the whole) Christianity the city presents quite a few magnificent churches and cathedrals scattered all across the banks of the country’s central river – the Dnieper River. Kharkiv has once upon a time been the capital Ukraine so its architectural heritage is very interesting too. This town is famous for its central square that happens to be the biggest one in all Europe and it’s also where a unique building – Derzhprom – is situated.

Kamyanets-Podilsky – the Fortress City beginnings are still not completely understood. But the most recent estimates, due to archeological finds, puts its initial construction in the eleventh century. The city fortress sits in loop in the Smotrich River which makes it very easy to defend. It is widely accepted that it was built by the Dacians while engaged in the Roman-Dacian wars.

What attractions might you expect? The city fortress itself is the attraction. The initial structures and those that have been added over the years offer insight into the Ukraine history. The city is home of the Ukraine’s first gymnasium as well as the Pushkin Enlightenment Center. There are also over 200 monuments to see.

Western Ukraine has often been separated from the rest of the territory during the history of the country and its traditional capital – Lviv – really stands aside from all the other big cities. Among the many tourist attractions of Lviv the most interesting undoubtedly are Market Square, Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Potocki Palace and of course Lviv High Castle. The Eastern Ukraine to the contrary is famous for its coal industry will be receiving foreign visitors in a big extremely fast developing city of Donetsk full of tourist attractions.

Ukrainian short term rentals market had grown rapidly for the last decade along with the tourist industry, allowing for sightseer to choose from a big variety of different types of accommodation the one that fulfills their needs completely. Many luxurious hotels have been opened for the last few years, also such unusual for the European countries apartment rent sector is very popular in Ukraine. For a reasonable price almost any type of inhabitance could be leased: from a two-floor designer suite in Kiev to a simple 1-bedroom loft in suburbs of Kharkov. Private owners, renting companies and of course hotels – all them fighting for tourists attention, but I personally recommend you if going to visit this wonderful country not to spend most of your budget for an accommodation so you can enjoy all the sights properly. It’s always possible to find some rent place to stay, an apartment for example, which would be cozy, warm like a real home, equipped with all necessary appliances, Internet access, etc. Plan your travel root wisely and shall the terrific beauty of Ukraine open to you!…

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Is Mongolia Worthy of Visiting? Find out!

Mongolia is probably not a dream destination for many people – a landlocked country with yet a diverse natural culture. The country is, however, a hub of natural beauty and has maintained the nomadic lifestyle. Located between Russia and China, the country is famed for its rugged terrain, which has helped the nomadic culture to thrive. 

Mongolia has a wide range of accommodation options. They include camps, Sofitel, and lodges. Specifically, The Blue Sky Hotel is a good option for visitors. Once you arrive in the country, it’s always best to consult with experienced locals.

Since Mongolia is a developing country, the transport system is sub-par, and thus getting around could be hectic. It’s advisable to work with a ground operator for assistance in logistics, to avoid trouble.

Experience the best of Mongolia

If you want to enjoy the best of Mongolia, here are the top 4 must-do and visit attractions.  

  1. Tour around on a horse

Many numerous tour companies offer horse trekking.  Riding is a hobby for most locals in Mongolia and, thus, the country’s horse hype. You ride a horse while viewing the Ulaan Baatar and Kharkhorin (traditional capital of Genghis Khan). 

  1. Wildlife

For wildlife fanatics, Mongolia is a must-visit destination. Visit the Khustai National Park and have an interaction with 44 species of mammals, 459 species of vascular plants, 33 mushroom species, and 90 species of moss. Among the animals in the national park include the Roe deer and Mongolian gazelle.

  1. Desert landscape

The Gobi desert is also a home of plenty of wild animals. Apart from gazelles running up and down the desert, eagles soar above the skies. The Mongolian government established the Great Gobi National Park in 1975.

You can take a camel ride as you adventure the dunes and interacting with the local communities in the region. There is also a Buddhist temple with a monk who lived in the hills of south Gobi. This temple was built by hand, and the laborers carried stone pieces and wood pieces up 1800 steps to the summit of the mountain to reconstruct their place of worship.  

  1. Annual festivals

The best way to experience Mongolian culture is to attend the Naadam festival. Naadam festival happens once per year, around July. The festival attracts thousands of natives and several tourists. During the Naadam festival, the locals participate in wrestling, archery, and 30km horseback race. 

  1. Itineraries

Unlike most holiday destinations, the best way to wrap up a busy expedition day in Mongolia is by camping. When the aspect of camping comes at hand, group tours are best. You spend the night beside a fire, gazing at the stars and sharing stories with your travel crew.

Conclusion 

Once in the country, you will learn the ancient history of the Chinggis Khan and the subsequent rise in the Mongol Empire. Lake Khuvsgul, Gorkhi Terelk National Park, and Erdene Zuu Monastery are places to visit in Mongolia to feel the expansive nomadic culture and its history.

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