Chernobyl is one of the main attractions of Ukraine

Chernobyl is one of the main attractions of Ukraine

It is difficult to surprise a modern tourist with something, but the post-apocalyptic world of Chernobyl is an exception. Every year, thousands of people want to visit the scene of the disaster and see the shocking footage of the exclusion zone: abandoned houses, kindergartens with beds and dolls, an amusement park with rusty attractions and the notorious Chernobyl nuclear power plant. What drives them? There are many reasons, but one thing is clear – Chernobyl leaves no one indifferent.

Why you should definitely visit this place

A phenomenal interest arose in the exclusion zone in 2019: thousands of people from different countries of the world go to feel like Stalkers. The number of inquiries in the network “Ukraine Chernobyl” has become just off the scale. The real tourist match for Chernobyl was the HBO series of the same name. It would seem, what is the hype? It is dangerous and uninteresting there – a myth! 5 main reasons to start packing your backpack now and buy a tour to Chernobyl: – get unforgettable emotions and thrills – few people remain the same after the “zone”. The special atmosphere of an orphaned city makes you rethink a lot, look at the world differently, and think about the cost of living. There are those who draw inspiration from the dead silence of these places, enjoying peace and alienation; – dispel myths and satisfy interest. Many go there to see two-headed dogs, three-eyed hares, and other mutants. This is especially true of those who are passionate about the universe of the computer game “S.T.A.L.K.E.R”. Their hopes are in vain – there is nothing like it there, except for two-meter catfish in a pond near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. However, they definitely deserve attention;
– touch the story. It is amazing to plunge into the past and see with your own eyes what you have heard many times about: a city frozen over 30 years ago with deserted streets and abandoned houses; ill-fated fourth power unit covered by the Sarcophagus; an amusement park, the opening of which was not destined to come true, and much more;
– see almost pristine nature. The long-standing absence of people in this area has done its job – nature has taken its toll, turning the “zone” into a unique reserve. It is like a journey to another world in which thousands of animals live and breed, including rare ones. Among them are moose, roe deer, badgers, Przhevalsky horses, deer, wolves, foxes, bears, etc .;
– survive one of the brightest adventures of your life. At no resort can you get such experience as during your stay in the exclusion zone, where “goose bumps” involuntarily run from what they saw. This is not forgotten.
Those who wish can also look at self-houses – people living in Chernobyl. There are only a few hundred, mostly old people. Some initially refused to abandon their land, others returned later and helped to liquidate the consequences of the disaster.

Things to see

So, the tour to Chernobyl is bought, it’s time to go. What is definitely worth seeing in the exclusion zone?
– Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Needs no introduction;
– Red forest adjacent to the power plant. It was he who took the shock dose of radiation during the disaster, after which he turned red-brown. All these trees were sawn and buried in the same place. Now there is a new forest, but it remains very dangerous;
– Pripyat is a ghost town. Abandoned houses, the preserved spirit of the Soviet era, the Energetik recreation center, the Polisya hotel, the hospital that received the first victims of the accident and its liquidation – an indelible impression is provided;
– the city of Chernobyl. It is located 12 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Today he is proof that even in the “zone” there is life;
– The Russian Woodpecker Arc is the same radar station of striking proportions built to detect launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles;
– Alley of names of settlements with crossed out fate.

Security issue

Many believe that visits to this attraction of Ukraine will adversely affect health. It’s a delusion. The level of radiation exposure per day in Chernobyl is similar to the amount of radiation a person receives per 1 hour of flight in an airplane, which is 160 times less than the dose received for one fluorography, and 3600 times less than one study of computed tomography of the whole body.
The danger is only abandoned buildings in disrepair, and wild animals.

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