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Top-10 most amazing buildings of Western Ukraine

Even the most demanding traveler will appreciate treasury of interesting places, legendary fortresses and castles focused in Western Ukraine. Wherever you arrive each place possesses its own castle, palace, legend or a breathtaking story.

White Elephant: observatory on the top of the mountain

The largest wonder of the mountain of Pip Ivan is a highland observatory, ruins of which tower on the top. People call the observatory “White Elephant”. They say that in winter covered with snow and ice and blew with strong winds the outlines of observatory reminds figure of an elephant.

Trekking in the Ukrainian Carpathians includes both quite easy routes for beginners (mountain range Svydovets; maximal height is 1888 m) and more difficult for experienced travellers (mountain range Gorgany covered with large stones and maximal height that reaches 1836 m; multi-day tours on the Chornohora mountain range with maximal height of 2061 m). You should be aware that any of trekking tour can become more complicated under the influence of adverse weather conditions. However, as Confucius said, “Success depends on the previous preparation…”. Therefore, prepare all necessary equipment in accordance with offered list and even bad weather couldn’t spoil your vacation.

Trekking in the Carpathians means sleeping in double or triple tents, cooking on fire and 24 hours a day of communication with a wild nature (evening bonfires, tasty berries and hutsul fresh milk and cheese).