Why Visit Pripyat, Ukraine

Seeing Pripyat, Ukraine

Pripyat is one of the ghost towns located in northern Ukraine, near the borders between Ukraine and Belarus. It’s named after the nearby Pripyat River.

The city was founded on 4 February 1970. The city was a closed one as it was the ninth nuclear city founded by the Soviet Union. It served the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

When the Chernobyl disaster occurred, the city was evacuated on the afternoon of 27 April 1986.

The administrative district of Ivankiv Raion is where Pripyat is located but Kyiv directly has control over the city and Ukraine’s Ministry of Emergencies supervises it among the whole Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Discovering the city is a remarkable adventure and here are some of the activities you can do there.

The Pripyat Amusement Park:

The Pripyat Amusement Park is an abandoned amusement park located in Pripyat, Ukraine.

On 1 May 1986, it was to be opened for the first time, in time for the May Day celebrations. These plans were canceled on 26 April, when the Chernobyl disaster occurred a few kilometers away from the park. Several sources say that the park was opened on 27 April before the evacuation of the city was made and one site shows photos of the amusement park in operation.

Theories that the park was hurriedly opened in the aftermath of the accident in order to distract the people of Pripyat from the unfolding disaster nearby seem to be substantiated by the fact that some of the rides were never fully completed. For example, the Paratrooper was not fitted with canopies and the Ferris wheel’s cladding was incomplete. In any case, the park and its Ferris wheel, in particular, have become a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster.

Chernobyl Visit:

Tours to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Pripyat are unforgettable experiences. You can explore the Top Secret Military Object Duga in Chernobyl Zone. The Urbex tours In Ukraine are informative. The excursions in ex-soviet cities and military bases are adventurous. The tour includes a visit to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Underground Kyiv and a unique tour to the longest catacombs in the world.

Tschernobyl Reisen:

Professional Chernobyl tours to visit the Chernobyl area in Ukraine are arranged. With the best photography locations and a real adventurous program, you will see the disaster alive. Genuine Chernobyl private tours, retro Chernobyl tours with accommodation in Chernobyl city are offered sometimes. Professional guide and maximum safety measures for your ultimate Chernobyl experience are guaranteed.

The Conclusion:

Unlike a visit to Italy or Japan, Pripyat, Ukraine is one of the weirdest cities in the world. The disaster makes it special but it worth visiting.

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