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Journey to the past: the best ethnographic parks in Ukraine that you should definitely visit

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Ethnographic parks of Ukraine

Our country surprises travelers not only with picturesque landscapes but also with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the authentic atmosphere of ancient times. Read on to find out where you can learn about the life and culture of our great-grandparents.

Pyrohiv Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine, Kyiv region

The largest in the whole of Europe. It houses about 300 exhibits. It features wooden churches, windmills, schools, and a village government. There are also more than 40 thousand types of national clothes.

It would take several hours to fully explore this location. The scale is really impressive. Thus, plan a full-day trip. Here you can rent bicycles or take an electric train or horse-drawn carriage.

As for accommodation, you can choose a hotel or hostel in the Sviatoshynskyi or Holosiivskyi districts of Kyiv.

Journey to the past: the best ethnographic parks in Ukraine that you should definitely visit

Kyivan Rus Park, Kyiv region

The park features an installation of the ancient capital of the V-XIII centuries. Here you can see the princely court and small houses of ordinary people. Stroll through various shops and buy souvenirs. You can also see more than 30 breeds of horses. You can come here any day as the complex is open seven days a week.

Museum of Architecture and Life of the Middle Dnipro Region, Pereiaslav

The oldest in Ukraine. Here you can see rural huts, windmills, and churches. There are 185 objects on the territory: from works of folk art to tools. There are also two man-made ponds and an arboretum.

Ukrainian Village complex, Kyiv region

The ethno-park features models of houses from six regions of our country. Here you can see typical houses of the inhabitants of Slobozhanshchyna, Polissia, the Carpathians, etc.

There is also an interesting hotel here. Its interior is decorated with antiques. There are two ways to visit the hostel: sign up for a tour or rent a room. By the way, the rooms are decorated in three styles: folk, modern, and contemporary.

Shevchenko Grove, Lviv region

In the heart of Lviv, there is a corner of culture of the 16th and 19th centuries. The attraction is divided into several sectors: Kolomyia, Hutsul, and Lemkivshchyna. The location is perfectly complemented by wooden churches, inside of which the interior of that time is recreated.

Be sure to visit here if you want to travel back in time. Every year, it hosts hayrides for children and adults, as well as festivals and concerts.

Journey to the past: the best ethnographic parks in Ukraine that you should definitely visit

Museum of Folk Architecture, Art and Life:

  • Chernivtsi

Here you can see a smithy, a tavern, a village hall, and a bell tower. If you want to feel the atmosphere of Hutsul traditions, this is the place to go.

  • Zakarpattia

This museum is over 40 years old. It houses 30 monuments and about 14 thousand exhibits. The most outstanding exposition is the Church of the Archangel Michael.

Journey to the past: the best ethnographic parks in Ukraine that you should definitely visit
  • New Vasyuki

A great choice for a family vacation. There is an ostrich farm and an eco-farm in the park. They will appeal not only to children but also to adults.

Be sure to visit Grandma's Yard. Here, every guest will be able to plunge into the ancient world of households. Fluffy rabbits, goats, geese, and roosters live on the territory.

By the way, here you can relieve stress in an interesting way. And not with soothing music but also by sleeping on the beehives. Such meditation not only relaxes but also harmonizes the mood.

The procedure is absolutely safe. The secret highlight is the bees. There are up to 50 thousand of them in each hive. But don't worry, the insects will definitely not get to you. They are in a special place, the hives.

You will definitely not be bored here. The complex has a tubing park, cushion trampolines, the only rapa whelk maze in Ukraine, a dinosaur canyon, suspension bridges, and much more.

By the way, all attractions are included in the entrance ticket price.

And for those who like photo shoots, there is a daffodil valley. However, the flowering season begins in April. But you still have every chance to see this beauty next year.

By the way, there is a mini-hotel and a bathhouse with herbal teas.

Journey to the past: the best ethnographic parks in Ukraine that you should definitely visit

Travel in the footsteps of our ancestors. Explore Ukraine. After all, so many places have not yet been explored.

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