Kiev Oblast or Kyiv Oblast (Ukrainian: Київська область, translit. Kyivs’ka oblast’; also referred to as Kyivshchyna – Ukrainian: Київщина) is an oblast (province) in central Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Kiev (Ukrainian: Київ, Kyiv), which also serves as the capital of Ukraine. Despite being located in the center of the Kiev Oblast, and hosting the governing bodies of the oblast, Kiev itself is a self-governing city with special status and not under oblast jurisdiction.
Restaurants in Kiev Oblast
5 based on 100 reviews
I've had two visits to the reactor, before and after the sarcophagus was placed. Before was in October 2016, just a couple weeks before the sarcophagus was placed, and I could see the workers from Novarka working on the preparation, and the "original" reactor was still visible.
The second time I visited was just recently in March 2017, with the sarcophagus already finished and placed on top of the reactor. Sadly there isn't as much to see, as you can't see the "original" reactor as during the last visit, but I still recommend taking the time to visit it - the memorial itself is alone worth the visit, as well as observing the workers there, and the general place surrounding the ChNPP.
5 based on 68 reviews
It's one of the iconic sights of Pripyat. Quite disturbing if you look at the park and think about what happened - so sad. This is a must see area on your visit to the city.
4.5 based on 86 reviews
Bila Tserkva is about 90 minutes to 2 hours outside of Kyiv (depending on our horrendous traffic) - pretty easy to get there by marshrutka, which leave every 20 minutes from the bus station by the Vokzal, or outside of Ocean Plaza. Also important to note - Bila Tserkva is the place of the Bila Tserkva Massacre. There's no monument there, but there are still plenty of former synagogues and some plaques to the Jewish residents that once made up 50% of the population. The park itself was founded by the wife of a Polish Nobleman and it has a couple of really beautiful buildings on the premises - it's also HUGE, so plan for a good 4 hours if you want to see everything. Final note: for people who don't speak Russian or Ukrainian, the final marshrutka stop from Kyiv is about a couple blocks from the park - don't get out at the "central" stop, wait until the final stop, and then walk down a couple blocks to get to the main gate entrance of the park.
4.5 based on 172 reviews
Since mid-November 2014, Mezhyhirya has been a museum that displays the luxury of its former owner, former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. The estate is located in the village of Novi Petrivtsi, 25 km from Kiev. Yanukovych lived in it from 2002 to 21 February 2014, when he abandoned the estate during the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution.
Located on an expansive area bordering the Kiev Sea, this former Yanukovich residence offers tours showing his vast corruption including a personal exotic zoo golf courses and a retro cars collection. 10$ dollars will get you there to and from Maidan Nezalezhnosti (center of kiev) in 30 min on a mini van and another 5$ will get you in. Once there i recommend grab ing a golf cart excursion for another 5$.
4.5 based on 55 reviews
This new private zoo was opened in the middle of May on an area of 16 ha in Demivid, Vyshgorod district, 40 km from Kiev and is a home now of around 100 animals - others as we have seen are expected to arrive since the home for the polar bears is already set up for instance. For a fee for 150 UAH per adult and 50 UAH per kid you can see there some exotic animals like white lions, white tiger, aardvark, interesting species of monkeys, etc. In the centre of the zoo is built a copy of the famous Neuschwanstein Castle with a Bavarian styled restaurant called «Ludwig King» and this makes the entire zoo look like a Disney entertainment park. We liked the zoo though it's still in the process of construction and not finished yet - I believe they will get more animals since the huge territory allows it. The cages/homes of the animals are clean though some are too small for their inhabitants, but it is obvious that the animals are well fed and taken care of. I would recommend visiting this place on a weekend with your kids for several hours.
4.5 based on 30 reviews
Ethnographical complex “Ukrainian Village” was built in order to experience all beauty of Ukrainian land and its folk for everyone. Here you can find Ethnographical museum (old hoses from different districts of Ukraine), functioning master classes in folk trades, orthodox church, restaurant of old and traditional Ukrainian cousin, ethnohuts – hotels, amusement park with barbecues and mini-zoo.
A great place to spend time with kids and friends. Rent a fire place and grill your own stuff your own way. The kids will keep themselves busy on the various play grounds and in the mini-zoo. The whole complex is very lively and super clean. No entry fees but parking and visits of "ethnographic houses" cost individually. To go because of "ethnography" is not worth, though. There is also a hotel and you can celebrate parties and corporate events there.
4.5 based on 60 reviews
On the area of about 10 hectares is reconstruction of a medieval city-the capital of Kievan Rus. In spring ,summer and autumn every Saturday and Sunday festivals. Performances of theatre of historical reconstruction, stylization medieval Souvenirs. Tickets cost $8 - $13.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
If you're in the area (Bila Tserkva and other villages) then I recommend a trip to Buki! I think they have buses from Bila Tserkva, but I'm not 100% sure.
3.5 based on 79 reviews
Took a bus load of kids to this park for the day. Even the adults enjoyed the day. They had plenty to do. Pools, slides, tunnels, wave pool, food, various type saunas and even a place to relax away from the crowds. The roll back ceiling is pretty neat.
4.5 based on 12 reviews
Chernobyl-Go specializes on package tours to Chernobyl, Pripyat and Duga - some of the most incredible places in the world. We put together a tour customized to your personal needs, and guarantee top quality and 24/7 customer support. After visiting Chernobyl you can enjoy a couple of free days in the capital of Ukraine - Kiev, we can organize for you great adventures in the city.
Here, you can find a lot of interesting things, but they can not be taken outside the zone.
I found this page on the verge of an abandoned house:
“Cat Murka ate porridge,
Mouse wanted to eat cheese,
Murka drove Mouse,
The mouse ran into the hole.
Hungry Mouse gnawed cable
Oh, poor Murka is!”
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