Anonymous asked in TravelEurope (Continental)Other - Europe · 9 years ago

what is ukraine famous for?

i was suprised to hear that ukraine is in the top 10 for the most visited country and yet i dont know anything about ukraine

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  • Iker
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    9 years ago
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    Yeah i knew it was among the most visited countries. I understand why Spain, Italy and the US ranks the best but never understood Ukraine.

    I know Ukraine for Chernobyl, maybe because it's beautiful beaches in Krimea Peninsula or bc it's surrounded by non-coastal countries and obviously those people would look for better climate. I think Moscow and Russian cities have something to say in this.

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  • 4 years ago

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    Ugggh who has shown you Ukraine? where do i start? kiev perhaps here is an itenery for you. kreschatyik on a Weekend at night you don't need to go to a nightclub with all the street enteratainment there. get out of the car during the day, and have a walk from behind the childrens puppet theatre, through central park right through to the statue of the motherland and the military museum. Passing Marisinski palace and the perchesk lavre on your way. For a different day out try phyrigovo the agricultural museum if the weather is hot why not try Hydopark ( gidropark ) if you are into nightclubs try shooters or the Arena at besserabskaya other things to see are Alexanders michaels of the golden domes, st sophias or a ride on a riverboat from Podil. Sorry if you have to got to the east of Ukraine , i cant really advise there. But if in the west, then try hiking in the carpathian mountains, starting at somewhere such as Ivano frankivsk,and yaremenche beautiful scenery lovely people. If you go to the crimea there are many lovely places to see there also

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  • 3 years ago

    Geographically, Kiev rests at the heart of Europe and is a completely various earth but it's simple to it better if you start from with hotelbye . Kiev may be the capital of Ukraine and is the most lovely town of all of the article soviet countries. It is really a town of whatever you least expect. Kiev is an old town wherever previous matches new and east matches west. Among the points you can see in Kiev could be the St. Cyrill's Monastery. This monastery was completely off-the-beaten track. That little church is really as previous as time, dating back once again to 12th century. Paintings of the popular Mikhail Vrubel get you in to a various world. And the fact that the Monastery is far from the main tourist websites in Kyiv is likely to make the ability a lot more humbling and inspirational.

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  • iceman
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    9 years ago

    The Ukraine is a fantastic and reasonable find for a holiday. Besides having great hunting and fishing, the cities are lovely and the people go out of their way to help strangers. Whether it be the gambling boats on the river or tours of the monuments and churches, it's a great place to visit.

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  • 9 years ago

    One of the things Ukraine is famous for is for being the 'bread basket' of Europe. Many grain or cereal crops are grown there like wheat. There are many wheat farms spread out over Ukraine fields.

    Source(s): Personal observation
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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    1. Ukraine has the world’s largest reserves of manganese ore – 2.3 billion tons or about 11% of all deposits of the world.

    2. Ukrainians invented a plane with the largest freight-carrying capacity in the world – the An-225 “Mriya”. Originally, it was designed for spacecraft transportation. Now it specializes in freight haulage.

    3. Ukraine, on its own initiative, refused the third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world. At the moment of the declaration of independence, Ukraine had over a thousand nuclear warheads and the third largest nuclear potential after Russia and America. The warheads and missiles were given to Russia, silos were destroyed. In response, Ukraine received the money for disarmament, plus security guarantees from the nuclear powers.

    4. The monuments to a famous Ukrainian poet, Taras Shevchenko, are set in 1200 places around the world. However, most of them are located in western Ukraine.

    5. Following the example of the main hero of a famous folk tale “Levsha” (The Lefthander) by N. Leskov, Ukrainian Nikolai Syadristy decided to shoe a flea. The flea can be seen in the Kiev Museum of Miniatures.

    6. Ukrainian “Yuzhmash” (Dnepropetrovsk) produces the most environmentally friendly launch vehicles in the world.

    7. The oldest map known to scientists, as well as the most ancient settlement of Homo Sapiens were found in Ukraine, in the village of Mezhireche. They are 14.5 – 15 thousand years old. The map is cut out of the bones of a mammoth. The settlement is made of the same material.

    8. “Carol of the Bells” is a Ukrainian folk song

    One of the most famous Christmas songs “Schedryk” (a folk song written by a Ukrainian composer, Mykola Leontovich) is known to the rest of the world as “Carol of the Bells” or “Ring Christmas Bells”. Based on an old Ukrainian folk song, the original lyrics describe a swallow flying into a household to proclaim the plentiful year that the family will have. The song's title is derived from the Ukrainian word "shchedryi" which means "bountiful." The folk melody was sung in many Ukrainian villages.

    The song has been used many times in the soundtracks for films and television.

    9. Ukraine is geographic center of Europe

    The geographic center of Europe is on the territory of Ukraine not far from Rakhiv in Zakarpatia oblast.

    10. World's First Constitution

    In 1710, Ukrainian Hetman Pylyp Orlyk introduced “Pacts and Constitutions of Rights and Freedoms of the Zaporizhian Host”, at that time a super-progressive document which meant to separate powers into three branches and regulate the rights and responsibilities of the government and citizens. Some researchers believe that this document is one of the world’s first constitutions. For example, U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787 and French and Polish in 1791.

    10. One of the world’s most famous songs “Summertime” is inspired by an old Ukrainian lullaby

    George Gershwin wrote one of the world’s most famous songs, “Summertime”, after being inspired by an old Ukrainian lullaby called "Oi Khodyt Son Kolo Vikon" (The Dream Passes by the Windows) performed by the Ukrainian National Chorus.

    11. The deepest metro station in the world (105 meters)

    Arsenalnaya Metro Station located in Kiev is the deepest in the world (105 meters). The station was built in 1960, very close to the House of Parliament.

    12. Ukraine is one of the largest grain exporters in the world

    As of 2011 Ukraine was the worlds 3rd largest grain exporter

    13. 77 percent of Ukrainians have never been abroad

    Some 77 percent of Ukrainians have never been abroad, while 36 percent of Ukrainians have never been outside their region, according to a Research & Branding Group survey

    14. The shortest main city street

    Khreshchatyk Street in Kiev is the shortest yet widest main city street in the world. Its length is 1.2 km

    15. The first university in Eastern Europe (1576)

    The National University of Ostroh Academy is the successor of Ostroh Slavic, Greek and Latin Academy, the first higher educational establishment of the Eastern Slavs. It was founded in 1576 by Prince Vasyl-Kostiantyn of Ostroh.

  • 9 years ago

    One reason for being on the top 10 list is that we can travel there visa-free from the EU area for some few years now.

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