In a recent feature on Ukraine, we first met Artem and Anjali Galimov. After returning home, Anjali sent photos and information on attractions in the Ukraine to help anyone who might be planning a visit there.
Looking for an old world destination (that’s in the news headlines) place to visit? Think Ukraine. Travel-related big-ticket items like airfare and hotels are inexpensive now so tourist dollars go farther.
Below are Anjali’s must-see picks for the tourist. She writes: Greetings from Ukraine
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Some of the main attractions in Kyiv are listed below. I have linked them to Wikipedia so you also read a bit about them.
The extravagant golden-globed historic churches are a must-visit in Kyiv. Some of them were built in the 10th century.
This article here has a lot more top places to visit in Kyiv including art galleries and museums.
Odessa: Super vibrant city by the beach. Odessa also has one of the grandest opera theatres of EU. Also to give another perspective, the evening tea buffet at one of the most luxurious hotels (Hotel De Paris) costs roughly around $15 US!
High Tea at Hotel De Paris, Ukraine’s most luxurious lodging and event venue.
Lviv: They call it the city of legends. It’s a beautiful city and looks like it’s right out of a story.
Bukovel: City in the famous Karpathian mountains expanding all the way to Romania! Also perfect for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Attached a picture of it when we visited in the summer.
Sunflower fields can be seen on many acres of land on the way to Dnipro (Artem’s hometown) from Kyiv by train. It is also one of the main exports of the country together with wheat.
Dnipro also is a vital industrial center of Ukraine and one of the key centres of the nuclear, arms, and space industries during the Soviet Union.
Hope this information is useful.
All photos (except for the churches) taken by Anjali Galimov.