Globe Trotter in Ukraine - Update: traditional costume and interesting facts

Day 3,078, 13:32 Published in Ukraine North Korea by Silexu

A. Beauty of Ukraine

Ukraine is a relatively new travel destination and sometimes it is overlooked by mainstream travelers. However, if you are looking for a place with beautiful nature, rich culture and lots of tourist attractions, Ukraine is a right choice for you.

Other interesting articles:
6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Ukraine
Ten good reasons to visit Ukraine’s capital right now
Top 10 things to do in Ukraine

One image is worth a thousand words.

Independence Square, Kyiv

?, Kharkov

Kyiv by night

St. Sophia Cathedral

St. Sophia Cathedral

Rennaisance Hotel, Kyiv

Lviv, historical center

Golden Monestery,Pochaiv

Castle in Gaspra

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle

Shevchenko - Ukraine’s most revered poet

Mother Motherland

Chervonograd, Bridge over waterfall

Tunnel Of Love, Kleven

Blyznytsya Mountain

Sunset in Dzembronya area

National Nature Park "Podilski Tovtry"

Last but not least: the traditional costume:

B. Interesting facts about Ukraine
Interesting facts about Ukraine:
Twenty little-known facts about Ukraine
23 Interesting Facts About Ukraine

- Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe (2nd biggest if counting Russia) with total area of 603.550 square kilometers. Yet the population is lesser compared to France and Germany.
- The most popular letter in the alphabet is “П” pronounced like “P”. The biggest amount of words starts with it.
- One of the world’s favorite songs – Summertime - was composed by George Gershwin after he heard the tune of a Ukrainian lullaby, Oi Khodyt Son Kolo Vikon (A Dream Passes By The Windows), performed in New York by Ukrainian National Chorus in 1929. Some argue that Gershwin even based his tune on the lullaby.
- The Arsenalna metro station on Kyiv is the deepest one in the world, buried 105 meters underground. This was one the first stations built in Kyiv in 1960, next to parliament. In the tunnel going from Arsenalna there are secret shelters, built back in the Soviet times, for the Communist Party elite.
- Ukrainian power lifter Dmytro Haladzhi is one of the strongest people on the planet, according to Guinness Book of World Records. He can bear a tractor on his chest, lift 150 kilos with his little finger and keep 30 people on his neck. His master trick is “Devil’s Forge.” With his body laid on nails, he bears concrete slabs weighing 1.5 tons on top and a blacksmith beating that with a hammer.
- The most ancient map and old homosapien settlement are from Mezhyrych, Ukraine. They are up to 15,000 years old. The map is carved on a mammoth bone.
- Ukrainian national costume is called “vyshyvanka“. It’s a plain white shirt made of linen and decorated with floral or ornamental hand-sewn embroidery. They are worn by both men and women on numerous occasions.
- Kyiv ranks #1 city with the most beautiful women according to Travelers Digest.
- Trembita is the longest musical instrument in the world. It is a very long pipe that the Hutsul ethnicity from the Carpathian Mountains loves to play.
- Ukrainians rarely smile in public, yet are extremely heartwarming and hospitable people once you get to know them closer!

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