Greetings from Ukraine: Must see attractions in the old country

Greetings from Ukraine
Last month, Artem and Anjali Galimov were visitors to Three Rivers and Sequoia National Park. They extended an invitation to all to visit Ukraine and experience what the two countries have in common. “We don’t have mountains quite like here but we are the greenest country in Europe,” Artem said.

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.

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Scenic view of Lavra Kiev, one of a multitude of the Orthodox churches.
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The St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv is one of the city’s best known landmarks and was the first site in Ukraine to be designated as a World Heritage site.
The extravagant golden-globed historic churches are a must-visit in Kyiv. Some of them were built in the 10th century.
Kyiv residents also love to visit the many city parks. Kyiv also is known to be one of the greenest cities in the EU.
2. Park of Eternal Glory
This article here has a lot more top places to visit in Kyiv including art galleries and museums.
Famous Cities
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The Odessa Opera is one of Europe’s finest; best seat in the house costs the equivalent of $10 U.S.

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.
Bukovel, Ukraine, and the scenic mountains in summer.

The train is a great way for visitors to see the miles of sunflower fields and to appreciate the beauty and extent of the Ukraine countryside.

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.

One thought on “Greetings from Ukraine: Must see attractions in the old country

  • December 13, 2019 at 8:17 am

    This is a splendid article. We once had an exchange student from Ukraine; so this was especially meaningful. Wish we could visit.


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