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Bukovel – the ski and spa resort №1 in Ukraine

Bukovel is one of the best and the most popular ski resorts in the Carpathians. Stretching 900 m (3,000 ft) high above the sea level, it offers a variety of services and entertainments not only in winter, but in summer as well. Anyway, the ski trails are main Bukovel’s attraction. There are 63 trails for skiers and snowboarders of different skills of total length in 50 km (31 mi). All the services provided by Bukovel are of European standards.
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05 2013

Ivana Kupala Night – when miracles revive

If you travel Ukraine in Summer, around 6-7th of July, don’t miss the spectacular celebration of Ivana Kupala Night! Actually, this is the ancient pagan tradition, which was renovated into one of the native Christian celebrations. It’s loved by locals and deeply impresses foreigners with its fascinating rituals, intertwined with national folklore, and enriched with modern special effects.
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05 2013

Oleksandriya, the Park Masterpiece

Dendrological Park Oleksandriya is the largest and the oldest landmark of park and gardening art in Ukraine. It was named in the honor of  Oleksandra Branytska, the favorite lady-in-waiting of Empress Catherine the Great. It was Oleksandra, whose idea to gentrify the suburban residence led to the creation of the most beautiful park masterpiece not only in Ukraine, but also in Europe!
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04 2013

Lakes of Shatsk – the pearls of Volyn

In the North-Western corner of Ukraine, near the borders with Poland and Belarus, there’s Shatsky National Natural Park – one of the most unique nature points of Europe. Over 30 hectares of impenetrable forests, rare flora and fauna, amazing landscapes and one of the largest lake cascade in Europe – around 23 lakes of prehistoric glacial origin. The most famous lake is Svityaz – Ukrainian deepest (58,5m) and cleanest (water clarity – 5-8m) lake. Lakes of Shatsk are of international importance and are protected under the Ramsar Convention requirements.
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04 2013

Sofiyivka, the gift of Love



This true heavenly place, named after the Greek belle Sophia, fascinates visitors already for two centuries. It represents the inimitable creation of nature and human imagination, and is built in the name of love!
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