The most beautiful sightseeing places in Kiev, Ukraine (Part 1)

Dear friends,


I love Kiev! 🙂 I was born here and studied at the University of Linguistics. I guess that Kiev is one of the most scenic and historically rich places in Eastern Europe. I think that even travelers with no previous exposure to this country’s architecture, culture, and natural landscapes will be very glad they made the trip.


I wrote a short article about Kiev already (s. here: “Kiev – the city of beautiful women”). However, the article does not give enough information to understand how this city is wonderful and tremendous. Today, I tell you, dear Gentlemen, about the most beautiful and interesting sightseeing places in Kiev.


Kiev Ukraine

Kiev Ukraine


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As with many countries that were once part of the former Soviet Union, Ukraine has spent the past couple of decades forming a unique identity. A visit to Kiev would not be complete without experiencing landmarks such as the Mother Motherland monument, the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Khreshchatyk Square, and the historic district of Andrew’s Descent.


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The Mother Motherland monument


The Mother Motherland bird’s eye view of Kiev is in my opinion an experience to always remember. This monument is a statue of a woman holding a sword and shield symbolizing the Soviet victory during what Westerners know as the Eastern front of the Second World War.


The Mother Motherland monument
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Ukrainians know it as the Great Patriotic War and still view it as a memorial to both soldiers and civilians lost in that war. I think that a visit to the Mother Motherland presents a different point of view about another nation’s experience of World War II; it is a step away from the one-sided view of history that many of us learn in school.


An ascent to the top of the Mother Motherland statue may be dizzying to some, but I believe it is worth the effort. 🙂 Unlike some other famous statue bird’s eye views, stairs are nowhere to be found. Visitors reach the top viewing area by way of narrow elevator shafts and ladders inside the monument that end at round manholes.


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It takes a certain amount of physical strength to pull oneself through the manholes, but the breath-taking view is worth it. Safety harnesses are also provided for everyone, and viewers have the options of climbing to platforms at the top of the statue’s shield or at several other points along the way up.

To be continued…




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Love,


Krystyna


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6 Responses

  1. hilton says:

    Krystyna,

    Nice pictures 🙂

    I’ll be in Kharkov for 2 full months and I’ll go site seeing, hopefully, with my future bride to be…to be continued 🙂

    hilton

    • Krystyna Krystyna says:

      Hi Hilton,
      you should visit Kiev at all costs!!! As for me, Kiev is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe! But I would like to write about the sightseeng places in Kharkov just for you, Hilton. You should know what places in Kharkov you will visit with your future bride 🙂

      Good luck!
      Warm regards,

      Krystyna

      • hilton says:

        Krystyna,

        Yeah!! 🙂

        That’s a good idea cause I’m going to need all the help I can get.

        Well, right now, the weather here in hawaii is 77 degrees Fahrenheit and it’s about 9am hawaii time. Last night it was 75 degrees. This is year round temperatures so I now that my future bride to be will appreciate not catching a cold, having a runny winter nose, or having frozen hands and ears from all the cold weather in Ukraine 🙂

        That’s why I will be going to Ukraine during the summer time 🙂

        Mahalo from hawaii,

        hilton

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