The Place of Historic Interest in Ukraine
Ukraine has an ancient history. There are many places worth sightseeing on its territory.
Chernigiv is one of the oldest towns
in our country. It was one of the most important centres of Kyiv Rus. In
the 12th century it had close commercial links with West Europe. In
Chernigiv there are architectural landmarks of the 11–12th centuries.
One of them is the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral. In the Cathedral
interior there remained originals of frescoes of the 11th century.
One more interesting place in Ukraine
is Vinnitsa. The first records of the town date back to 1363 when it is
mentioned as a fortress. Vinnytsia is also remarkable as the birth place
of M. Kotsyubinsky, a well-known Ukrainian writer.
The old town of Kaniv is situated on
the high right bank of the Dnieper. The first mention of the town was
recorded in 1144. At that time it was a frontier. Nowadays, Kaniv is
famous not only in Ukraine. This town is world- known for its Tarasova
gora. Taras Shevchenko, the great Ukrainian poet, is buried here.
Another place in Ukraine which
attracts a lot of visitors is Uman. This Ukrainian town is famous for
its park-reserve "Sofiivka". This park was set up in the period of
1796-1801 by Count Pototsky for his young wife.
Travelling across Ukraine one can have an excellent opportunity to learn its history and culture.